Founded in 1992, BAPEN is the leading Charitable Association for malnutrition consisting of a multidisciplinary membership network of doctors, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and patients. Our current membership extends to over 850 professionals with an interest in nutrition support across the United Kingdom with growing international interest. Since 2017 we have doubled our membership numbers, attracting new members through free BAPEN Membership to Core Group Members.
Important activities over the past 12-months have included:
- Joint host and partner for ONCA conference 2019 ‘Co-creating the patient pathway’, a multi-stakeholder initiative to encourage greater screening for disease-related malnutrition/undernutrition and nutritional care implementation across Europe.
- BIFA Guidelines & Position statements (Management of CRBSI in patients receiving long term parenteral support; Use of Cyclizine in patients receiving parenteral nutrition support).
- Development of a new national screening survey portal in time for MAW2019.
- Co-ordination of the national clinical response including national media awareness to the Parenteral Homecare supply failure.
We have an active social media following with over 9000 X (formerly Twitter) followers; and X engagement in excess of 2% consistently.
By supporting BAPEN you will help to provide essential funds to resource and support the organisation to tackle malnutrition and ensure that excellent nutritional care is provided for all patients in all settings. Through BAPEN’s work we will actively engage with commissioners, regional teams, and key stakeholders to ensure that organisations are focussed on achieving nutritional standards.
In return for your support you will have access to a range of benefits including:
- Feature in the Industry Partners section of the BAPEN website with logo and hyperlink to your own company website
- Acknowledgement in our flagship monthly publication, “In Touch” that goes out to our 1200 strong membership of Dr’s, scientists, dietitians, nurses and pharmacists.
- Regular contact & networking with the members of the BAPEN Executive Committee
- Supporter acknowledgement for BAPEN study days on BAPEN website
- Priority exhibitor & stand booking status at the BAPEN Annual Conference
- Complimentary exhibitor passes for selected members of your team at the annual BAPEN Conference
- Company name & logo on printed conference materials & sponsor acknowledgement boards
- Company profile/logo featured in printed pocket conference programme/full digital programme
- Use of the statement GBUK Group supports BAPEN in raising awareness of malnutrition and providing good nutritional care in all settings
We offer four distinct levels of membership for industry partners: Gold, Silver, Bronze and standard Alongside this we would welcome support for our ‘Specialist Interest Groups (SIGs) through separate Educational Grants.
Please click on the link below to find out more about our packages and the benefits that becoming a BAPEN Industry Member can bring.
Abbott’s nutrition business has become a leading partner in nutrition by developing teams of scientists and clinical specialists to create products and services that help improve the health and wellbeing of infants, children and adults worldwide. For further information about Abbott’s nutrition business, visit www.nutrition.abbott/uk
Fresenius Kabi & Calea
Fresenius Kabi’s portfolio comprises a comprehensive range of I.V. generic drugs, infusion therapies and clinical nutrition products as well as the medical devices for administering these products. With our corporate philosophy of “caring for life”, we are committed to putting essential medicines and technologies in the hands of people who help patients and finding the best answers to the challenges they face.
Calea UK Ltd is a homecare company, specialising in Home Parenteral Support. We provide a range of services in collaboration with clinical and commissioning teams to facilitate the patients’ journey from hospital to home. Calea is a subsidiary of Fresenius Kabi Limited.
We believe in the power of nutrition to make a positive difference to health. This belief drives our commitment to pioneer life-saving and life-changing nutritional solutions, because the right nutrition at the right time can change a health trajectory for life. We work in partnership with parents, patients, carers and healthcare professionals. With a shared passion and our best in class science we bring health through nutrition to as many people as possible, as early and for as long as they need it. We never forget that millions of people around the world – young and old – rely on Nutricia every day to be able to live longer, more joyful and healthier lives.
Baxter are a global leader in parenteral nutrition. Our portfolio includes ready-to-use premix parenteral nutrition (PN) in several nutritionally balanced formulations containing amino acids (proteins), glucose (carbohydrates), intravenous fat emulsions (lipids), and electrolytes, as well as vitamins and trace elements. When patients have more complex, individualised nutritional needs, we also provide pharmacy workflow management, labelling and compounding technology to support their unique needs. This combination helps ensure you have options to appropriately prescribe nutritionally balanced PN therapy to meet your patients’ needs.
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company
Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is headquartered in Japan and is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader committed to translating science into highly-innovative medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Gastroenterology (GI), Neuroscience and Rare Diseases. We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.
Additional information about Takeda UK Ltd. is available through its corporate website, www.takeda.com/en-gb.
ESPEN is the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. It draws its membership from right across Europe and undertakes a wide range of activities.
These initiatives are being led by international experts in the field who are committed to raising the profile of nutrition, developing the research programmes to underpin the need for nutritional intervention and providing the means to share the information necessary to improve clinical practice. These include:
ESPEN nutritionDay worldwide – this is the largest study to be undertaken in Europe and it has been set up in response to the Council of Europe Resolution (2003) which described the importance of improving nutritional provision in hospitals.
The ESPEN Life Long Learning Programme is an integrated approach to clinical nutrition using a mixture of web-based and taught modules. This is also formally accredited and is being developed into a Diploma course. Click here for more information
The ESPEN Annual Conference is one of the most prestigious meetings of its kind in the world. There are concurrent Scientific and Educational programmes to describe the latest advances in research and clinical practice. The programme is accredited through the European Accreditation in Continuing Medical Education initiative. Information for the next meeting will be shared in due course.
ESPEN Special Interest Groups – these exist to ensure that researchers have an easily accessible forum within which to progress such topics as peri-operative nutrition, clinical trials, nutrition in the elderly, cachexia-anorexia in wasting disease, genomics and nutrition, and tracer methodology
ESPEN Clinical Nutrition Courses – these are held each year at basic and advanced levels. They are interactive and enable delegates to form networks to advance their clinical practice.
ESPEN Journals – there are now two journals:
- Clinical Nutrition has an impact factor of 6.3 making it one of the leading scientific nutrition journals. There are also supplements to the journal.
- Clinical Nutrition ESPEN is an electronic-only journal and is an official publication of the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), with an impact factor of 3. Successful abstracts submitted to BAPEN Conferences are published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.
Published bimonthly, Clinical Nutrition ESPEN focuses on publishing articles on the relationship between nutrition and disease in the setting of basic science and clinical practice. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN is available to all members of ESPEN and to all subscribers of Clinical Nutrition.
More information can be found at www.espen.org
BAPEN members are entitled to block membership of ESPEN! ESPEN membership runs from 1st January to 31st December, and can be applied for via the online form below.
The Block membership subscription fees for 2023 are as follows (available to BAPEN members only – join BAPEN):
- Regular membership: £82.00 per member
- Junior membership: £36.50 per member
This category applies for those under the age of 35 (born in 1986 or after)
- Senior membership: £36.50 per member
This category applies to members over the age of 65 (born in 1956 or before)
Please note that we have to submit all membership through to ESPEN before the end of January – therefore, we cannot guarantee that forms received after this time will be accepted.
Other BAPEN Partners
BAPEN work closely with a number of other organisations to tackle malnutrition and ensure excellent nutritional care for all patients in all settings.
British Dietetic Association
The BDA is a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of Dietitians in the UK. The Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Group (PENG) is a specialist group of the BDA and a core group of BAPEN.
Our organisations signed a memorandum of understanding in 2017 which was renewed in Dec 2020 committing to strengthened collaboration on issues related to malnutrition and good nutritional care.
The Malnutrition Task Force
The Malnutrition Task Force raises awareness and provides information and practical guidance for everyone to help combat preventable undernutrition and dehydration in later life. The Malnutrition Task Force believes that good nutrition and hydration are fundamental to delivering dignified care and enabling older people to live fulfilling and independent lives.
In 2018, we co-founded UK Malnutrition Awareness Week with the Malnutrition Task Force, and have worked on this campaign in partnership each year since.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Motor Neurone Disease Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland focused on improving access to care, research and campaigning for those people living with or affected by MND.
Our organisations signed a memorandum of understanding in 2019. BAPEN have endorsed the MNDA Transforming MND Care audit tool and we will be working together to better understand and improve the patient experience of nutritional interventions.
The Nutrition Society
The Nutrition Society is a scientific learned society, disseminating the science of nutrition. It is a registered charity and was established in 1941.
BAPEN and the Nutrition Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2021 and have many goals, missions and objectives in common, although slightly different, and complementary, areas of focus. The Memorandum of Understanding brings our organisations into closer alignment and opens up the prospect of valuable partnership projects.