Online Course

*** Black Friday Deal *** Book your full price NHS or Public Sector place before Friday 8th December and get one third off! 

Elevate your home therapies service by discussing the pitfalls and celebrating the successes with your fellow renal colleagues. Enhance your service by increasing your uptake of home dialysis and examining case studies encouraging patient participation in treatment. Plus, hear from like-minded professionals about overcoming staffing pressures and adapting your service to successfully incorporate new dialysis technology. Log off equipped with new knowledge on how to upgrade your home therapies service.

Upgrading your Home Dialysis Therapies Service
Online 6 hours From £266+VAT

6 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

This course will enable you to network and benchmark your home therapies service with others across the country. Discuss and explore with other renal professionals about:

  • Increasing your number of home dialysis patients
  • The role of Peritoneal Dialysis in home therapies
  • Assessing and alleviating the staffing pressures in your service
  • Overcoming patient concerns and reservations about home dialysis treatment
  • Encouraging patient participation in their treatment
  • Adapting your service to incorporate current market updates in dialysis technology

Developed with convenience in mind: join this online course remotely

Packed with examples of best practice, novel ideas and expert advice, plus benefit from:

  • Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
  • Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main conference room with your chair
  • Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions – enabled by moderators in the breakout rooms
  • Feeding back and engaging – using the chat box and moderators sharing content in the main conference room
Registration, technical support and networking opportunity
Introduction, instructions and chair’s opening remarks
Dr Mark Lambie, Honorary Senior lecturer and Lead for Home Dialysis, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Developing your home therapies service
Increasing the number of home dialysis treatments: a snapshot from across the nation
  • Examining the uptake of home dialysis nationally: what does it mean for your service?
  • Addressing the benefits of home dialysis treatment in increasing patient independence and control
  • Effectively incorporating shared care into patient best care practice
Dr Natalie Borman, Clinical Lead for Home Haemodialysis, Wessex Kidney Centre, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Interactive discussion: Evaluating your service to increase the patient uptake of home dialysis
  • Share how your service has developed over the last few years
  • What have you adopted or changed in your service to increase the uptake of PD and HHD?
  • What are your teams’ goals for increasing your numbers and how are you looking to achieve them?
Screen break
Feedback from interactive discussion: Evaluating your service to increase the patient uptake of home dialysis
Exploring the role of Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) in home therapies
  • Investigating new global research on peritoneal dialysis to benchmark your service
  • Exploring the disparities between PD and Home Haemodialysis (HHD)
  • Transitioning from Haemodialysis training to PD training reliving staffing issues
Sally Punzalan, Head Nurse, Renal Home Therapies, MHSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Navigating changes in staff
Interactive discussion: Assessing and alleviating staffing pressures within your service
  • Describe your home therapies team set up within your renal department
  • Have you experienced staffing pressures? What is the impact on your home therapies team?
  • What changes have you implemented to transform your team to alleviate staff pressures?
Feedback from interactive discussion: Assessing and alleviating staffing pressures within your service
Encouraging Patient Participation
Interactive case study workshop: Navigating the expectations of patient participation in home dialysis treatment
  • Case studies explored: overcoming the challenges associated with patient participation in treatment
  • Sharing and learning in the breakout rooms: managing non-compliance and encouraging proactive participation in treatment
  • Benchmarking your practice: feedback and share your experiences with the group
Collete Doyle, Lead Home Haemodialysis Nurse Specialist, Renal Team, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Lunch break
Updating your technologies
Adapting your service to incorporate technology updates and improvements
  • Exploring the advantages to collaborating with technology in your patient’s treatments
  • Incorporating patient centred web-apps such as MyRenalCare to enhance patient care
  • Assessing the financial implications of upgrading your technology and how to access to funding
Dr Nick Sangala, Consultant Nephrologist, Wessex Kidney Centre, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speakers
Screen break
Assessing new equipment and safety tools to upgrade your service
  • Identifying the latest developments in machines for home haemodialysis and their role in improving patient care
  • Assessing the accessibility of the market of new technologies for your team and patients
  • Enhancing training to incorporate technology and teach patients effectively
Roger Greenwood, Consultant Nephrologist, East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Questions and answers with your speaker
Interactive discussion: What does the future of home dialysis technology look like, both across the country and in your service?
  • Share your current experience of technology use for home dialysis
  • How has technology changed the way you treat your patients?
  • What new technologies and research is currently interesting you at the moment? How are you working to implement it within your practice?
Feedback from interactive discussion: What does the future of home dialysis technology look like, both across the country and in your service?
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Your confirmed speakers to date:

Job Title:
Clinical Lead for Home Haemodialysis
Wessex Kidney Centre, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job Title:
Head Nurse, Renal Home Therapies, MHSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Job Title:
Lead Home Haemodialysis Nurse Specialist, Renal Team
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Collette completed her nurse training in 1988 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Once qualified, she started working on the renal medical ward. It was here where Collette gained experience in many aspects of renal care. She was then inspired to move to the haemodialysis unit caring for both chronic and acute patients.  

After 11 years in which time Collette was now a junior sister on the chronic haemodialysis unit, she moved to the renal community team. The team was made up of 4 nurses whose role was to provide pre dialysis education, conservative management care and home haemodialysis. By 2010 it was evident that each area was getting bigger and harder to manage effectively. For the service to continue to offer excellent supportive care a review led to a division in the team which meant a dedicated service for both pre dialysis and home haemodialysis.

By March 2010, Collette’s role had become solely home haemodialysis. The dedicated role enabled focus and drive for the programme which in turn led to the expansion of their home haemodialysis programme.  

The programme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is diverse in many ways and the patient group reflects that of many of their dialysis centres. It’s this ever changing challenge that keeps Collette driven.

Job Title:
Consultant Nephrologist
Wessex Kidney Centre, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job Title:
Reader and Honorary Consultant in Renal Medicine
Keele University

After speciality training in England and New Zealand, Dr. Lambie was appointed as a consultant nephrologist in the UK in 2011 and he is currently a Reader in Renal Medicine at Keele University. His current roles include Training Programme Director for the Specialised Foundation Programme in the West Midlands, and Co-chair of the Midlands Kidney Network and he teaches on a variety of national and international courses. 

His research spans health services, translational and epidemiological approaches to dialysis medicine, including the role of inflammation and peritoneal membrane in patient outcomes, and he is a co-investigator in Inter-CEPt, national CI for P-DOPPS in the UK and co-lead UK investigator in the POSIBIL6-ESKD and ELIXIR trials. He is co-chair of the KRUK Dialysis Research and Innovation Network, and co-chair of the UKKA Home Dialysis Special Interest Group.

Job Title:
Consultant Nephrologist
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Pricing structure

  • *** Black Friday Deal *** £266 + VAT until Friday 8th December
  • £399 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place

You or a colleague can claim the £299+ VAT NHS discount, for booking two or more places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

This online course is ideal for NHS professionals working within Renal and Home Therapy teams. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Haemodialysis, Renal and Lead Nurses
  • PD, HHD and Shared Care Senior Sisters
  • Consultant Nephrologists and Clinical Leads
  • Programme and Home Dialysis Managers
  • Home HD Trainers
  • Matrons

Past attendee feedback

This online course enables you to network with like-minded professionals to discuss the challenges and successes of your home therapy service. But don’t take our word for it, here are some comments from our previous home therapy event:

“This conference has been very informative and it has been great to network with other healthcare professionals from similar back grounds”

Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Renal Home Therapies and Patient Centred Care, October 2020

“It was an excellent opportunity to hear that much needed reassurance that we are all having the same challenges. It was a brilliant confidence booster and there is so much that we could learn from each other”

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Renal Home Therapies and Patient Centred Care, October 2020

“Interesting presentations and good peer interaction”

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Renal Home Therapies and Patient Centred Care, October 2020

“Great range of experiences, issues and solutions discussed”

University of Sheffield, Renal Home Therapies and Patient Centred Care, October 2020

“Made it work really well virtually with good amount of interactive sessions”

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Renal Home Therapies and Patient Centred Care, October 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.

An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

View further comments on SBK Healthcare events on Trust Pilot.