Here you'll find other resources to help you to continue to dialyse at home.

Shared haemodialysis care

Whilst we are used to having our healthcare provided when we go into hospital, we often feel better when we are supported to take an active role in helping to look after ourselves with support from the professionals.

If you need to have regular haemodialysis treatment in hospital or at a haemodialysis centre, you can choose to learn about, practice and even become an expert at doing some of the tasks yourself. This is called shared care. By getting involved you can feel more independent.

The Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has produced a video to help you prepare for shared care whilst on home dialysis.

Shared HD's website contains useful articles on how patients can be involved in their treatment.

Home dialysis

Baxter Healthcare has a home dialysis section on their website, which gives useful tips on how to perform home haemodialysis and outlines the advantages.

Kidney Research UK has a booklet on dialysis and how to make the right dialysis choice for you. The booklet can be downloaded here.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust has leaflets on how to administer home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis at home and how to look after your fistula.

Some dialysis can be performed at night, this form of dialysis can be performed at night, this form of dialysis can be particularly suitable for patients who work or are in full-time education. NHS Wales produced an award-winning video on how nocturnal can be achieved.

NKF resources

We have a number of leaflets which can help you decide if home dialysis is for you and if it is, how to maintain the best care.

Fistula care Patient Support Pack