Shared Care Dialysis: Working in Partnership

Shared Care Dialysis: Working in Partnership

Shared dialysis care creates a partnership between staff and patients and promotes person-centred care. It is associated with better long term outcomes, reduced symptom burden and fewer admissions. Shared care dialysis allows patients to take part in 1 or more tasks related to dialysis. Ranging from recording blood pressure; programming dialysis; needling a fistula or performing all tasks independently. Shared care was introduced to our unit using quality improvement methodology and represented a significant cultural shift for both patients and staff. Patient stories were key to the changes. 100% of patients have had the opportunity to participate and more than 25% of patients play an active role in dialysis. Qualitative feedback has been positive and highlights the impact on patients lives. The pandemic has impacted on the growth of this project but team-work and communication has allowed it to continue throughout.


The programme for Microsystem festival 2022 will be build around the five success factors for high performing clinical microsystems.

Each stream will be devoted to one of the success factors and it will comprise of a key-note, a few presentations of improvement work and cases and an international team work problem- solving challenge facilitated by a coach from Qulturum, Region Jönköping County.

At the festival, you will be given many opportunities to exchange experiences and ideas with people from all over the world. People, who share your passion for microsystems and quality improvement and who come to the festival because they believe in the power of Synergy and the importance of spreading Energy for change.