“Our collective Patient Voice is strong and powerful to effect change, behaviour and ultimately improvement”

My name is Nick Palmer, I am Head of Patient Support and Advocacy for Kidney Care UK. Importantly I am a kidney patient and bring my unique insight to add to the collage that already exists. Living with kidney disease, its symptoms and side effects of treatment, is comparable to any other devastating disease, such as Cancer.  At times it can be emotionally as well as…

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MAGIC Staff Education Materials webinar

Katie Fielding, project lead, held a webinar with the QI Leads sharing the staff education tools from the BRS Cannulation Recommendations and the e-learning modules developed by the MAGIC steering group. MAGIC presentation Pre-Needling Assessment AVF Cannulation Decision Making Model Area Puncture Action Chart The regional programme manager will be supporting the units to implement these tools/ webinar in their units. A follow up conference call…

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QI Training Day One

The unit QI leads and their project teams were invited to attend a day where they would receive more information about their chosen national project, gain new/ build on existing QI skills, and apply these skills to their project. Agenda Presentations Feedback Photos

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Samantha, a supporter of DAYLife and home therapies

Samantha has been a dialysis patient for 15 years – half of her life – and with two failed transplants behind her, she’s been on home haemodialysis for the last five years. She’s a fan. Samantha’s renal failure at the age of 16 was of unknown origin. CAPD was selected as the best treatment option for her in an attempt to help her maintain as normal…

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Leadership Programme

The North West completed the Leadership Programme by December 2018, by participating in a two day Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training on the 28th and 29th November 2018 and one day Leadership into Action on the 12th December 2018: Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training Letter from Shortsmoor Information about facilitators Programme Feedback Leadership into Action This day was to plan next steps of the project and take forward…

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