The HOME Network was created when a group of healthcare professionals from across Australia came together to identify and develop solutions to overcome the barriers that prevent higher utilisation of home dialysis. Through a series of workshops (originally sponsored by Roche Products Pty Limited), the group defined the principles underlying the need for positive action to increase utilisation of home dialysis in Australia.
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Currently the HOME Network has 19 members drawn from all states and territories in Australia and representing major metropolitan areas through to regional and rural perspectives. Members bring expertise in nephrology nursing and education (pre-dialysis, home dialysis), strategic management, and allied health including social work and dietetics. Many of the members have been involved with the group since its establishment in 2009, remaining committed to the vision of greater utilisation of home dialysis in Australia.
Associate membership to The HOME Network is free and available to all nurses, physicians and allied healthcare professionals who have an interest in improving dialysis patient outcomes by increasing the utilisation of home dialysis in Australia. Associate Members receive information and email updates about home dialysis and the group’s activities, such as the Home Dialysis Update Newsletter.