BAPEN* is a Charitable Association that raises awareness of malnutrition and works to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community. Click here to download the BAPEN brochure. BAPEN brings together the strengths of its Core Groups to raise awareness and understanding of malnutrition in all settings and provides education, advice and resources to advance the nutritional care of patients and those at risk from malnutrition in the wider community.
BANS 2016 Report
The 2016 Report from the British Artificial Nutrition Survey (BANS) is now available on the BAPEN Website.
Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2005-2015
Adult Home Parenteral Nutrition & Home Intravenous Fluids
BANS is the only national survey which collects, analyses and reports information about patients receiving Artificial Nutrition Support (ANS) in hospital and the community.Read more
The BAPEN Nutritional Care Tool
We are planning four new separate weeks of data collection nationally, building on data collected for 2015/16 to enable us to continue to measure seasonal differences and changes over time.
The next data collection week is week commencing 13th March 2017.
Please join in. The data are instantly available to frontline teams to deliver improvements.Find out more
BAPEN Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool
BAPEN has launched a new Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool designed to help combat malnutrition, a major clinical and public health problem which is predominantly found in the community. The web-based Tool, which is free to use, is designed to help adults living in the community to identify their own risk of malnutrition.Read more
The estimated cost of malnutrition in both adults and children in England alone now stands at £19.6 billion
A report published by BAPEN and the NIHR Southampton BRC identifies more than £200 million of annual savings that could and should be made to tackle the nation's multi-billion pound malnutrition burden.
“We need to ensure a systematic approach to identifying and treating malnutrition so we not only improve the health and wellbeing of those at risk of malnutrition, but make economic savings too.” Professor Marinos EliaFind out more
Welcome to BAPEN
Learn about the 'Malnutrition Screening Tool', the most commonly used screening tool in the UK.
Access a range of e-Learning modules designed for doctors and other health and social care workers.
JOIN US to make nutrition and hydration better for all the individuals we care for.