A unique national survey which benefits both professionals and patients by promoting high quality services with equity of access across the UK.

  • The reports highlight regional differences which, in terms of HPN (home parenteral nutrition) have been instrumental in supporting HIFNET (Home Intestinal Failure Network) in developing and commissioning HPN services nation wide. As a result, BANS will collect data about intestinal failure in future.
  • Individual organisations have used BANS data to highlight the rapid growth of HETF (Home Enteral Tube Feeding) to secure adequate resources.
  • BANS raises awareness about the clinical conditions associated with both HPN and HETF, highlighting the dependency of patients and the need for appropriate services.
  • Questionnaires distributed through the Reporter Network have facilitated audits and reported on service provision and clinical issues including: Nutrition Support Teams, sepsis rates, monitoring in the community, service provision for Home Enteral.

Full Annual BANS reports may be viewed and downloaded below:

BANS Report 2016

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2005-2015. Adult Home Parenteral Nutrition & Home Intravenous Fluids. Dr Trevor Smith and Dr Mani Naghibi.

Published: 2017

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report 2011

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2010. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith

Published: 2011

Executive Summary

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report 2010

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2009. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith

Published: 2010

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report 2009

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2008. Editor in chief: Trevor Smith

Published: 2009

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report 2008

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2007. Editor in chief: Barry Jones

Published: 2008

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report 2007

Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2006. Editor in chief: Barry Jones

Published: 2007

Full report (PDF)


Annual BANS Report

Artificial nutrition support in the UK, 2005. Edited by: Barry Jones, Christine Holden, Mark Dalzell, Ann Micklewright, and Carole Glencorse

Published: 2006

Full report (PDF)


Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK 2000-2003

Published: 2005

BANS Executive Summary 2000-2003


Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK between 1996 and 2002

Published: 2003

BANS Executive Summary 1996-2002


Current Aspects of Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK

Published: 2002

BANS Executive Summary 1996-2002


Trends in Artificial Nutrition Support in the UK during 1996-2000

Published: 2001

BANS Executive Summary 1996-2000

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