PERFORMANCE: The trust’s home haemodialysis team, which is based at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, has been shortlisted for a NICE Shared Learning Award.

The team implemented an innovative approach for patients on haemodialysis, which allows them to perform the process in their own homes, avoiding the need for regular visits to hospital for treatment.

This programme is currently the largest of its kind in Europe, and is open to all patients in the Manchester area undergoing treatment for kidney failure.

Since the introduction of home haemodialysis, patient experience has improved and it has resulted in superior clinical outcomes. It also brings financial savings, with costs up to 40 per cent lower than hospital care.

More than 175 patients so far have been trained in the programme to be independent on home haemodialysis.

Three shortlisted projects will be voted on by delegates at the NICE conference in Birmingham on 10-11 May to determine the overall Shared Learning Award winner.