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2018 National report of kidney patient experience in the UK

The national report of kidney patient experience in the UK has been published today highlighting that transport (to and from clinics for dialysis); needling (how often the renal team insert dialysis needles with as little pain as possible) and shared decision making about care remain the areas where patients still feel most improvement is needed. The Kidney Patient Reported Experience Measure (Kidney PREM) is a major initiative which aims to put kidney…

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Leadership Programme

The North West completed the Leadership Programme in December, by participating in a two day Renal Shortsmoor Leadership Training and one day Leadership into Action: 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 the learning from the leadership training making the day a practical session preparing…

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A team’s reflections on leadership

Shortsmoor Leadership Training September 2018 The following blog combines a number of personal reflections from different people – all within the same team – following participation in a Shortsmoor Leadership training course together.  KQuIP is supporting leadership training for all Quality Improvement leads across participating renal units. It seemed like a good idea at the time. We were in a team meeting and one of us…

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KQuIP South West regional day – report now available

The KQuIP South West regional day summary report is now available to read online. This day was held at the Holiday Inn, Taunton on Thursday 4th October 2018 and brought together the South West renal community including medical, multi-disciplinary colleagues, commissioners and patients to consider and discuss data provided by the UK Renal Registry and NHSBT.  Colleagues from the South West were involved in developing the programme for…

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Include patients at the beginning

As part of FabChange70, led by the Academy of Fab Stuff, the North West Fab ambassadors aimed to build a regional network of change agents, with no leader, no hierarchical power; a network that provides opportunity to share, learn and adapt from each other. I produced an invitation for the launch of our North West Fabulous Change Agent Network NWFabCAN:   Feeling positive, I sent it…

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