Shared Decision Making intervention development study

Researchers at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust and the University of Leeds are developing new ways of preparing people to make treatment decisions about dialysis options and conservative care with their kidney team.

Shared Decision Making involves patients and healthcare professionals working together to reach joint decisions about healthcare. Although this is considered the optimal way of making decisions about kidney treatments, there is little guidance around how best to do this. The team are developing information materials and training for doctors and nurses to help them make shared decisions with their patients about kidney treatment options.

They would like some feedback on their ideas from people who are making, or have recently made, a treatment decision.

Taking part involves a group discussion about what was important to you when you made your treatment decision(s) and commenting on some information that we have developed to help decision-making discussing what was important.

You can take part if you are…

  • over 18 years of age
  • making a decision about dialysis and/or conservative care or have made a decision within the last 3 months.
  • able to hold a conversation and read in English
  • confident and comfortable sharing your ideas in a group setting
  • have good internet access and the ability to access Zoom or MS Teams.


Participants will receive £40 for taking part in a one-hour discussion, and spending 30 minutes before the session reading through the information that researchers have developed.

If you would like to take part, please register your interest here:
Or contact: Anna Winterbottom via email:
Please respond before November 6th 2023

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