Complete the National Kidney Federation’s Latest Survey

 

 

NKF (National Kidney Federation) are requesting your help with a survey. Do you now or have you ever dialysed at home? The NKF hope to learn more about the reasons why some patients choose to dialyse at home, while others don’t. They also want to know about the impact of COVID-19 on attitudes towards different types of dialysis.

 

All dialysis patients, including those who dialyse in a hospital, in unit and those who dialyse at home are invited to participate in this survey.

 

The NKF said “In September 2020, we hosted a webinar discussing home dialysis during Covid-19. During the webinar, we discussed research showing that patients who dialysed at home were at a substantially lower risk of contracting and dying of Covid-19, compared to people who dialysed in a hospital. A national report was published by the NKF and it makes seven recommendations on how we can increase home dialysis in the UK: https://www.kidney.org.uk/home-dialysis-campaign”  

 

“We have now launched a national campaign to support the recommendations and have written to Clinical Directors of Renal Services requesting details of the actions they will take to help patients fully consider home dialysis and to increase take up.”

 

For this campaign, the NKF have teamed up with the University of Hertfordshire to undertake this survey. The results of the survey will be published, then helping greatly to better understand attitudes towards home dialysis and how more patients can be helped to explore this modality.

The NKF are grateful for your help in completing the short survey.

 

Key points:

 

• Your contribution is entirely voluntary.

 

• The survey should take no more than 15-20 minutes of your time.

 

• It is completely anonymous, which means that no one will be able to link you with the responses you give.

 

Please aim to complete the survey for NKF by Sunday 21st November 2021.

 

You can complete the survey online using the following link: https://www.kidney.org.uk/home-dialysis-survey