BIFA is a special interest group within BAPEN. Though interested in both acute and chronic intestinal failure its principal focus is on specialised IF services. It consists therefore of healthcare professionals involved or interested in home parenteral nutrition (HPN) and the management of Type 2 intestinal failure. Its focus is pan-UK, adult and paediatric, and multiprofessional. Membership of BIFA is open to those who are individual members of BAPEN or affiliate members through a Core Group of BAPEN.

Terms of Reference


Members of the Committee

  • Jeremy Nightingale (Chair)
  • Alison Young (Honorary Secretary, Nutrition Nurse)
  • Barney Hawthorne
  • Phil Stevens
  • Alastair McKinlay
  • Gerard Rafferty
  • Sue Protheroe
  • Simon Gabe
  • Michael Glynn
  • Simon Lal
  • Trevor Smith
  • Jeremy Woodward
  • Mattias Soop
  • Kirstine Farrer
  • Alison Culkin
  • Jackie Eastwood
  • Carolyn Wheatley

BIFA Position Statements

Position Statement on HPN (PDF)

Position Statement on HPN in Advanced Malignancy (PDF)

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