The Shared Haemodialysis Care Virtual Course

2 day online course running via Microsoft Teams

Next available dates:

  • Course 13: September 14th and October 12th 2023
  • Course 14: November 9th and December 7th 2022

Course dates for 2023 to be confirmed soon. Please register your interest via the form at the bottom of this page.

The virtual shared care course is an adapted version of the four day face to face course previously run in Sheffield. Both courses have been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and are supported by Kidney Care UK.

The new 2 day RCN accredited format aims to provide you with the information and direction to develop a plan with your team to initiate or rejuvenate your Shared Haemodialysis Care programmes. Using the experience and support from other teams, the expertise of the course lead, and the established shared care resources, we can help you to make improvements to directly benefit your patients.

So far, the course has trained over 750 haemodialysis care workers in the skills needed to commence or improve their shared haemodialysis care programmes across the UK. It has also developed the skills of 15 co-facilitators to strengthen the network of leads and continue with on-going local training.

Expectations of teams attending:

  • Teams accepted onto the course will consist of between 2 and 4 attendees one of which should be in a senior, champion, or leading role. Patients will be encouraged to be part of your team

  • You will need to complete the reflective work before and between the virtual workshop days and to commit to attending from 9:30am to 4:30pm on both dates

  • Each participant will be expected to fully engage in the active workshops using Microsoft Teams

  • The team will arrange how they can communicate with each other during the workshops if not located together

  • You will make an appointment to discuss expectations and familiarise self with how the virtual days work which will include access and location

  • Patients are encouraged to join as part of your team if they interested, irrespective of their degree of participation in shared care

The virtual workshops will consist of PowerPoint presentations, discussions to reflect on learning, interview style discussions with guest staff and patients experienced in shared care and exercises for your team away from the screen during the workshop days. The workshops consist of 4 teams and a maximum of 14 attendees including patients.

Royal College of Nursing Accredited

Funded by Kidney Care UK

History of the Shared Haemodialysis Care Course

2011: First grants

Yorkshire & Humber secures grants from both the Health Foundation & NHS Kidney Care to fund a 2 year programme of Shared Haemodialysis Care.

2013: New Venue

The course begins being hosted by BBraun in their Sheffield campus.

BBraun Logo

2013: Regional Expansion

The Yorkshire and Humber course branches out to accept delegates from beyond the region and receives a gold award for best training programme in the Training Journal awards.

Training Journal Award

2014: Further funding

A Regional Innovation grant enables the course to continue training national delegates for a further 2 years.

2017: Kidney Care UK

The course begins being funded by Kidney Care UK.

2017-2019: SHAREHD

A Quality Improvement Collaborative works with 19 Trusts across England to scale up Shared Care, funded for 3 years by the Health Foundation. This is underpinned by a study following more than 600 patients to provide evidence to support greater patient involvement nationally.


2019: Accreditation

The course receives accreditation by the Royal College of Nursing, subsequently reaccredited in 2020.

2021: Virtual World

The Shared Care course moves to an online format in response to the pandemic and gains patients to work with teams in co-production. Commerical partners continue to support and progress the shared care initiative.

Day 1 objectives

  • Assess where your unit is in relation to shared care

  • Understand the essential elements that form the foundations of shared care

  • Utilise each other’s experience and expertise within own team and network

  • Challenge current perspective of care and what we can do to improve the HD experience for patients

  • Increase awareness of the patients perspective

  • Have a clear plan of ideas to test

Day 2 Objectives

  • Share progress and analyse what worked or didn’t work re plans and why?

  • Highlight sources of other information to support shared care to increase knowledge and understanding of the bigger picture

  • Collaborate to improve within own network using experience of others

  • Understand importance of measurement and know how to evidence improvement

  • Raise awareness of patient partnership opportunities

  • Know what your goal is in terms of the shared care roadmap for progress

To maintain momentum and sustain your progress you will be invited to attend future shared care network forum events.

Interested? Get in touch via the form below