Quality Standards in Nutritional Care: a Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England (BAPEN)

Summary

The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) toolkit, entitled “Malnutrition matters: meeting quality standards in nutritional care – a toolkit for commissioners and providers in England”, contains guidance on defining relevant, measurable outcomes related to nutritional care within services in order to achieve greater quality of care and value for money. The tools comprise:

Tool 1: Assessment of population at risk of malnutrition. This guidance helps with quantifying the number of people in the local population likely to be malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.

Tool 2: Assessment of current screening and provision of nutritional care. This guidance covers the assessment of current levels of local nutritional care provision.

Tool 3: Development of nutritional screening, assessment and care pathways. This guidance explains how to ensure that nutritional care pathways meet agreed standards and recommendations.

Tool 4: Education and training: knowledge, skills and competencies of staff involved in nutritional screening, assessment and care planning. This guidance helps ensure staff are trained appropriately to deliver high standards of nutritional care.

Tool 5: Service specifications and management structures for nutritional care. This is a checklist to assist teams in developing specifications for nutritional care.

Tool 6: Quality frameworks for nutritional care. This provides a framework to check that organisations treat nutrition as a vital component of good care.

Tool 7: Quality indicators, monitoring and review. This guidance involves the measurement of quality in nutritional care and assists in the development of data collection systems in routine care. Commissioners are helped to set appropriate KPIs, ensuring value for money.

Tool 8: How good is the nutritional care you deliver? This is BAPEN’s “At a Glance Guide” for a baseline assessment.

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Reference

Brotherton, A. Simmonds, N. and Stroud, M. on behalf of BAPEN Quality Group (2012). Malnutrition Matters. Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. A Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England. London: British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), December 2012. Second edition.

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Reference

BAPEN Quality Group (2012). Commissioners’ roles in meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. London: British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), December 2012.

[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].

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