The ‘Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community’ document has been awarded the Nutrition Resource of the Year award by Complete Nutrition magazine.
“The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community consensus panel is absolutely delighted to receive this award” says Anne Holdoway, Registered Dietitian and Chair of the consensus panel. “We are particularly thrilled as the award was voted for by readers of Complete Nutrition magazine. The response to the document has been fantastic with over 10,000 healthcare professional visits to the site since its launch just over a year ago.”
This practical guide was launched in 2012 to assist GPs and other community healthcare professionals in identifying and managing the 3 million people in the UK at risk of disease-related malnutrition, it was compiled by a multi-professional panel which included representation from the GP, pharmacy, nursing and dietetic arenas and has been endorsed/supported by ten key professional organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN). Copies can be downloaded via www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk
“Healthcare professionals have been asking us to provide information leaflets to support the Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community document and pathway” continues Anne “So we have developed three supporting leaflets for them, two for use with patients (“Your Guide to Making Your Food”and “Nutrition Drinks”) and the final giving more detailed advice on the use of Oral Nutritional Supplements for professional use.”.
The document and leaflets along with supporting videos can all be viewed and downloaded for free at www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk
Notes to editors.
The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community guide and website is a practical guide to assist GPs and other community healthcare professionals in identifying and managing the 3 million people in the UK at risk of disease-related malnutrition. The document has been developed by a multi-professional team and is endorsed by key organisations including:
- The British Association For Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)
- The British Dietetic Association (BDA)
- The British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group (BPNG)
- The National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG)
- The Pharmaceutical Service Negotiating Committee (PSNC)
- The Primary Care Pharmacists Association (PCPA)
- The Primary Care Society For Gastroenterology (PCSG)
- The Royal College Of General Practitioners (RCGP)
- The Royal College Of Nursing (RCN)
- The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
It is based on clinical experience and evidence alongside accepted best practice. It also includes a pathway to assist in the appropriate use of oral nutritional supplements.