Tag Archives: BAPEN: British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Commissioning Guidance on Improving Nutrition and Hydration (NHS England)

Summary It is estimated that one-third of patients admitted to hospitals or living in care homes are malnourished (or at risk of malnourishment). Malnutrition affects more than three million people in the UK, and has remained an ongoing concern in … Continue reading

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Professional Duty of Candour: Openness and Honesty When Things Go Wrong (NMC / GMC / Nursing Times / BBC News)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have jointly published guidance explaining the standards expected of doctors, nurses and midwives in the UK when things go wrong during healthcare. Professionals, in turn, require the … Continue reading

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Nutritional Care to Prevent Malnutrition Among Dementia Patients (Nursing Standard)

Summary An estimated 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are believed to be malnourished in the UK. This article touches on steps to improve the nutritional status of patients at New Cross Hospital, among other related topics. Full … Continue reading

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Official Support for National Nutrition and Hydration Week (NHS England)

Summary NHS England has supported a national campaign to raise awareness about the importance of good nutrition and hydration across all health and social care settings. Week commencing March 17th 2014 is Nutrition and Hydration Week, is the result of … Continue reading

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Nutrition Support in Adults (NICE)

Summary The NICE quality standard (QS24) for nutrition support explains how nutrition support services can offer the best care to people using NHS services in England.  Full Text Link (a) Reference NICE (2012). Information for people who use NHS nutrition … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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UK Nutrition Screening Survey: Malnutrition in the Community (BAPEN)

Summary The fourth annual nutritional screening report, from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN), reveals that malnutrition is a potential problem amongst younger as well as older people. The report indicates the need for consistent and integrated … Continue reading

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