The BAPEN Nutritional Care Tool was launched two years ago and 70 organisations are currently registered to use the tool; all have contributed data at least once since its inception in September 2015. The majority of organisations are in the NHS Acute sector, but there is representation from nursing and residential homes, and community organisations.
77% of organisations using the BAPEN Nutritional Care Tool reported having a nutrition steering committee and 73% reported having a nutrition support team.
Dr Ailsa Brotherton, one of the report's authors commented, "This report, which BAPEN will publish annually, provides robust data at both an organisational level on how Nutritional Care is organised and at a patient level, including screening, nutritional care delivered and patient experience. As more organisations use the tool, BAPEN will be in a position to publish data regarding improvements delivered and outliers. Thank you to all organisations and BAPEN members who have participated in the data collection".
Download the report here for details of how Trusts are organising their nutritional care and undertaking education and audits.
If your organisation is not yet registered BAPEN has produced a five step guide: download here