Do you know that it is possible to dialyse away from the home unit either here in the UK or abroad?
DialysisAway is new online platform, backed by the UK government, aimed at helping patients to travel more freely through easier coordination of the paperwork required by clinics.
Why use DialysisAway?
“Arranging temporary dialysis is slow, inefficient and poses significant governance and compliance risks. Short-staffed and facing hours of paperwork, many dialysis clinics can’t promote patient travel, either turning away patients or requiring many months of advance notice.
DialysisAway enables any two dialysis clinics to arrange transfer of care efficiently, compliantly and securely online. It saves hours for busy staff and chops months off the process. Greater patient mobility begins with a better process!”
Travel for dialysis patients is a real challenge – arranging dialysis away from base can be daunting, difficult and time consuming. As a result, travel for most patients is very limited.
DialysisAway are determined to fix the DAFB (Dialysis Away From Base) process, so that dialysis patients have the same freedom to travel as everyone else – not just for a week in the sun, but for short breaks to see family and friends, and to work.
“We are working with the NHS and kidney patient organisations to develop solutions for improved freedom for all dialysis patients. To do this, we want to hear from patients about their experiences with arranging dialysis away from base.
We know this issue is important to many patients, but other surveys do not focus of this aspect of life on dialysis, and as a result there is a lack of formal patient feedback on this key issue. The National Kidney Federation (NKF) kindly supported this initiative by launching the survey in the latest In Touch newsletter.“
The key to this is do your own research. BAKPA does not endorse or recommend any Commercial Specialist Dialysis Travel Agencies.
If you do a search on globaldialysis.com you can find the address and contact details of units within a 15 mile radius of your destination.