This was our first attempt of running an educational evening outside the Freeman Hospital. The idea was to combine a social evening with a meal and guest speakers. We looked at several venues and decided to pick The Quayside Pub on the Newcastle Quayside as it was central and the food was reasonably priced. The evening was well attended by 33 people including dialysis patients.
We were lucky enough to have two guest speakers Charlie Tomson the new renal consultant who talked about Patient Engagement and decision making and Shalabh Srivastava who is carrying out a 3 year research project at the Centre for Life. Shalabh gave us an in-site into the fascinating work he and his colleges are carrying out at the Centre for Life.
The evening was a success so we plan on arranging future educational events outside the hospital.