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NSW Overview

Establishing prevalence of malnutrition in adults on admission to care across the UK

BAPEN thanks its collaborating partners – the BDA and RCN – and the NPSA and all four UK nations for their continuing support for and promotion of the charity’s screening weeks.

BAPEN’s 1st Nutrition Screening Week (NSW) was established in 2007 to collect data on malnutrition risk in adults on admission to hospitals, mental health trusts and care homes across the UK. Additional information is also collected on nutrition policy and practice.

Four Screening Weeks are planned across all four seasons to evaluate any seasonal variations in malnutrition risk.

NSW07 collected data in September to cover the Autumn; NSW08 collected data in early July to cover Summer; NSW10 collected data in January to cover the Winter and NSW11 collected data in April to cover Spring.

In 2010 and 2011 the surveys were extended to include centres in the Republic of Ireland (ROI).

BAPEN Reports have been produced for each NSW and BAPEN is currently working to combine the data from all of the surveys to present a more comprehensive picture of malnutrition in the UK and ROI.

Printed copies of BAPEN Reports are available to purchase on-line by clicking here

The Reports and Executive Summaries of each NSW are free to download by clicking on the relevant year in the Menu on this page. Media releases issued in connection with these Reports can also be accessed from these pages.

For further information or queries please email Christine Russell, BAPEN’s Project Lead for the Nutrition Screening Weeks via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.