#CLAHRCYH to evaluate Health Foundation Programme for shared haemodialysis care

NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber to evaluate Health Foundation Programme for shared haemodialysis care

NIHR CLAHRC YH are part of a team that has been selected by the Health Foundation as part of a £3.5M programme to scale up health care improvement across the UK over the next two and a half years.

This project is being led by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and involves extending the benefits of shared haemodialysis care to around 1,200 people who attend 12 UK dialysis centres. It aims to improve outcomes and experiences of those who choose to dialyse at hospital, and give more patients the confidence for home dialysis.

The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in health research and care Yorkshire and Humber, in collaboration with the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield will provide the evaluation for this complex programme of work.  The multi-disciplinary evaluation team is being led by Steven Ariss (Senior Research Fellow ScHARR & Lead Researcher for NIHR CLAHRC YH), with Tracey Young, Stephen Walters, James Fotheringham and Joanna Blackburn.

Further details can be found here:



NIHR CLAHRC Notes to Editors

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The University of Sheffield

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A member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield has a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence across a wide range of disciplines. The University of Sheffield has been named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2011 for its exceptional performance in research, teaching, access and business performance. In addition, the University has won four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes (1998, 2000, 2002, 2007), recognising the outstanding contribution by universities and colleges to the United Kingdom’s intellectual, economic, cultural and social life.

One of the markers of a leading university is the quality of its alumni and Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students. Its alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence all over the world, making significant contributions in their chosen fields.

Research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, Siemens, Yorkshire Water, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations.

The University has well-established partnerships with a number of universities and major corporations, both in the UK and abroad. The White Rose University Consortium (White Rose) is a strategic partnership between 3 of the UK’s leading research universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. Since its creation in 1997 White Rose has secured more than £100M into the Universities.


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