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The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition PENG was established in 1983 as a specialist group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA). It is a founder group of BAPEN. Over the years PENG has gained national and international reputation as a recognised authority on both practical and academic aspects of nutritional support. Today, PENG strives to support its network of Dietitians to deliver excellence in nutritional care through appropriate oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition

It aims to achieve this through:

  • providing a forum in which dietitians working in oral, enteral and parenteral  nutrition can exchange ideas and develop  best / evidence based practice
  • acting as a voice of professional expertise and authority for and on behalf of dietitians working in oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition support
  • working in partnership with key organisations including BAPEN, patient groups and the BDA to raise the profile of  the importance of good nutritional care in all care settings
  • supporting the development of resources for use by its members, patients and other healthcare professionals
  • actively supporting dietitians to enhance knowledge and skills of clinical nutrition and nutrition support through the PENG educational events and bursaries and the PENG research mentoring scheme and grants.

To become a member of PENG or to find out more please visit www.peng.org.uk or contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Resources

PENG have developed, and continue to work with other core groups of BAPEN to produce key resources for both healthcare professionals and patients. These can be found at - www.peng.org.uk/publications-resources/resources-for-patients-hcps.php

Information for dietitians can also be found on the PENG website which has been developed in response to members and patients.

Key publications

Considered a must for Dietitians and healthcare professionals specialising in nutrition support, the 'PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition’ provides essential information at your fingertips, to assist clinical decision-making in everyday practice. Further information including how to purchase your own copy is available at: www.peng.org.uk/publications/pocket-guide.html

Courses and study days

PENG offers study days open to members and non-members and also plays a role in contributing to the BAPEN Annual conference and programme. PENG also runs a highly successful Clinical Update course annually. Aimed at Dietitians specialising in nutritional support and taught at Masters level, the Clinical Update course runs over a 7 month period and combines residential with distance learning. For more information on the Clinical Update course visit www.qmu.ac.uk/dn/courses/PEN-info.htm

To find out more to go to www.peng.org.uk and/or contact PENG via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Committee Members

All committee members are registered Dietitians with considerable experience in the field of nutrition support.

  • Chair: Anne Holdoway
  • Secretary: Eileen O'Neill
  • Ordinary Member: Linda Cantwell
  • HETF Clinical Lead: Ailsa Kennedy
  • Quality/Resource Officer, Governance, Standards & patient Safety: Vera Todorovic
  • Ordinary Member: Bruno Mafrici
  • Clinical Lead in Audit and Research: Jacklyn Jones
  • Clinical Update and Parenteral Nutrition Lead: Alison Culkin
  • Education & Training: Carole-Anne Fleming
  • HETF Clinical Lead (shared with Ailsa): Sean White
  • Communications Officer: Kate Hall
  • Ordinary member: Paula Young
  • BAPEN Programme: Pete Turner
  • Treasurer: Emma Emmerson
  • BAPEN Education & Training: Imogen Watson
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