- Last Updated: 19 June 2015
BAPEN's wide range of tools, resources and guidelines have been designed to help healthcare professionals in hospitals, care homes and the community prevent malnutrition occurring when possible and treat it properly when it does occur.
Please feel free to download those that are available as a PDF or visit the online shop for our range of print publications.
Printed publications are available from:
BAPEN Office, Secure Hold Business Centre, Studley Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 7LG
Tel: 01527 457850
Fax: 01527 458718
These publications can be paid for by Credit Card, Cheque or Bankers Draft using the downloadable order-form. Your cheque should be in pounds sterling and made payable to BAPEN.
You may order and pay online for selected publications
BAPEN Annual Report 2014
BAPEN Annual Report 2013
Nutrition Screening Surveys in Hospitals in the UK, 2007-2011
Nutrition Screening Surveys in Hospitals in the England, 2007-2011
Nutrition Screening Surveys in Hospitals in Northern Ireland, 2007-2011
Nutrition Screening Surveys in Hospitals in Scotland, 2007-2011
Nutrition Screening Surveys in Hospitals in Wales, 2007-2011
Nutritional Care and the Patient Voice: Are we being listened to?
Malnutrition Matters: A Commitment to Act
21 Ways to Make a Difference
BAPEN Annual Report 2012
BAPEN Annual Report 2011
Malnutrition Matters. Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. A Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England. Ailsa Brotherton, Nicola Simmonds and Mike Stroud on behalf of BAPEN Quality Group.
A Toolkit for Clinical Commissioning Groups and providers in England - Second edition.
Nutrition Screening Survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2011. Hospitals, Care Homes and Mental Health Units. Data collection 5-7 April 2011. CA Russell and M Elia on behalf of BAPEN and collaborators.
British Consensus Guidelines on Intravenous Fluid Therapy for Adult Surgical Patients (GIFTASUP). Chair: Jeremy Powell-Tuck. On behalf of BAPEN Medical (a core group of BAPEN), the Association for Clinical Biochemistry, the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland , the Society of Academic and Research Surgery, the Renal Association and the Intensive Care Society. First published 2008, revised 2011.
Annual BANS Report 2011. Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2010. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith
Nutrition Screening Survey in the UK and Republic of Ireland in 2010. Hospitals, Care Homes and Mental Health Units. Data collection 12-14 January 2010. CA Russell and M Elia on behalf of BAPEN and collaborators.
Annual BANS Report 2010. Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2009. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith
Nutrition Screening Survey in the UK in 2008. Hospitals, Care Homes and Mental Health Units. Data collection 1-3 July 2008. CA Russell and M Elia on behalf of BAPEN and collaborators.
Annual BANS Report 2009. Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2008. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith
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Improving Nutritional Care and Treatment. Perspectives and recommendations from Population Groups, Patients and Carers. M Elia and RM Smith on behalf of BAPEN and its collaborators.
Screening for Malnutrition in Sheltered Housing. Group on Nutrition and Sheltered Housing (GNASH), led by BAPEN.
The report was launched Tuesday 12th May 2009, at the House of Commons at a Reception hosted by Paul Burstow MP.
Combating Malnutrition: Recommendations for Action. Output of a meeting of the Advisory Group on Malnutrition, led by BAPEN. Editors: M Elia and CR Russell.
Launched at the House of Commons on 10th February, 2009 with a speech from Stephen O'Brien, Shadow Health Minister & Eddisbury MP.
Annual BANS Report 2008. Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2007. Editor in chief: Barry Jones
Nutrition Screening Survey in the UK in 2007. Nutrition Screening Survey and Audit of Adults on Admission to Hospitals, Care Homes and Mental Health Units. Data collection 25-27 September 2007. CA Russell and M Elia on behalf of BAPEN and collaborators.
Annual BANS Report 2007. Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2006. Editor in chief: Barry Jones
Organisation of Food and Nutrition Support in Hospitals (OFNoSH).
Chair and Editor: Professor Jeremy Powell-Tuck
Web-based information resource - can be used as an interactive resource on line, or downloaded in PDF format to support Trusts as they implement the 10 Key Characteristics of Good Nutritional Care in Hospitals.
Improving Nutritional Care: a Joint Action Plan from the Department of Health and Nutrition Summit stakeholders.
The Nutrition Action Plan outlines how nutritional care and hydration can be improved and suggests five key priority areas through which managers and staff working in health and social care can address this. BAPEN and NNNG were stakeholders in this important publication. The Nutrition action plan was launched in October 2007 by Ivan Lewis, MP, Under Secretary of State for Care Services, as part of the Dignity in Care campaign.
Malnutrition among Older People in the Community. Policy Recommendations. This report was produced jointly by BAPEN, the European Nutrition for Health Alliance and the International Longevity Centre, UK in association with the Associate Parliamentary Food and Health Forum.
Annual BANS Report. Artificial nutrition support in the UK, 2005.
Edited by: Barry Jones, Christine Holden, Mark Dalzell, Ann Micklewright, and Carole Glencorse
The cost of disease-related malnutrition in the UK and economic considerations for the use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) in adults. Health Economic Report on Malnutrition in the UK. Chairman and Editor: Professor Marinos Elia.
Information Guide for Adult Parenteral Nutrition Patients. British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group
Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2003. BANS.
Nutritional Support for Adults and Children. A handbook for hospital practice. Editor: Tim Bowling.
This book was written in response to a brief from BAPEN Council to practical support in clinical nutrition and addresses the dearth of knowledge about clinical nutrition and nutrition support in hospitals. It is aimed at all professions involved in a nutrition support (dietitians, doctors, nurses and pharmacists)
The 'MUST' Report. Nutritional screening of adults: a multidisciplinary responsibility. Development and use of the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST') for adults. Chairman of MAG and Editor: Professor Marinos Elia.
Administering Drugs Via Enteral Feeding Tubes (PDF)
The A3 poster is suitable for use on the ward or in clinics. The flow diagram provides a step by step guide for safe drug administration via this route. The poster also includes basic information on legal implications, health and safety and drug interactions.
Home Parenteral Nutrition in the United Kingdom. A Position Paper
Dr Barry JM Jones, Home Parenteral Nutrition Officer, BAPEN
Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK between 1996 and 2002. BANS.
Current Aspects of Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK. BANS.
Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK during 1996-2000. BANS.
Guidelines for the Detection and Management of Malnutrition. A report by the Malnutrition Advisory Group, a standing committee of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Chairman and Editor: Dr Marinos Elia
The Malnutrition Advisory Group (MAG) launched the first consensus guidelines and screening tool to tackle the serious public health problem posed by malnutrition. Contrary to popular belief, malnutrition is not restricted to the developing world and is a serious UK public health problem. Malnutrition is frequently unrecognised and untreated in community, hospital and nursing homes and there is currently no nutritional tool and guidelines which comply with strict criteria laid down by the Royal College of General Practitioners, British Dietetic Association and Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network. The MAG guidelines are scientifically rigorous, evidence-based and have been piloted in the community.
Current Perspectives on Paediatric Parenteral Nutrition, Chairman and Editor: Professor PJ Milla
This report provided up to date information on current practice in paediatric parenteral nutrition.
Issues covered included:
- the role of, and indications for, parenteral nutrition in childhood
- constituents of PN, micronutrient requirements and pharmaceutical considerations
- routes of delivery of nutrients
- complications and monitoring, with particular reference to the role of the nutrition support team
- organisation of home parenteral nutrition
Hospital Food as Treatment. Chairman and Editor: Dr SP Allison
Current Perspectives on Enteral Nutrition in Adults.
Chairman and Editor: CA McAtear
This document was released to provide up-to-date information on current practice in enteral feeding with the aim of assisting the development of local policies and procedures.
Issues covered include:
- why patients should be fed enterally
- which patients should be fed enterally
- how to estimate a patient’s nutritional requirements
- route and tube options for enteral feeding
- the types of feed available for enteral feeding and when each should be used
- monitoring patients on enteral feeing
- complications of enteral feeding and and recommendations for management
Ethical and Legal Aspects of Clinical Hydration and Nutritional Support.
Chairman and Editor: Professor J Lennard-Jones.
Current Perspectives on Parenteral Nutrition in Adults.
Chairman and Editor: Dr CR Pennington.
Standards & Guidelines for Nutritional Support of Patients in Hospitals.
Chairman and Editor: T Sizer
Home Parenteral Nutrition - Quality Criteria for Clinical Services and the Supply of Nutrient Fluids and Equipment
Organisation of Nutritional Support in Hospitals. Nutrition steering committee and nutrition support teams – needs, structure and roles. Chairman and Editor: Dr DBA Silk.
Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition in the Community. Chairman and Editor: Dr M Elia.