Improving Choice for Kidney Patients: The Carer and Patient Viewpoint

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In January 2011, an event was held in partnership with the National Kidney Federation for home haemodialysis patients and carers from across England. Its aim was to help identify and understand what support and information they needed and how services could be improved to meet their requirements. This NHS Kidney Care report summarises the main themes emerging from this event.


This report summarises the main themes emerging from this event and sets out some key points for patients and carers, service providers, commissioners and national networks to consider. This document is different to traditional clinical guidelines or policy documents as it represents the collected thoughts and ideas of patients and those who give their time and energy to help care for them.