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NG Special interest group (NGSIG) is a special interest group within BAPEN. This multidisciplinary forum for professionals aims to review national and local data including approaches in managing nasogastric tube therapy for the purpose of providing nutrition, hydration and or medication; for example NGT Never Events, policies, protocols and resources.

The NGSIG will also provide an opportunity for members to raise awareness of NG safety, debate complex issues and advance practice by collaborative working, research, audit, and engagement with industry.

Members include a core group of BAPEN members who have a special interest in NG to a maximum of 12 members. Members may wish to nominate a deputy to attend meetings on their behalf these representatives must also be a BAPEN member and have the equivalent special interest knowledge and skills within NG field. Where the public or staff working with patients/family wish to raise important issues relating to NG safety, the group will be accessible via email. Anyone wishing to contact the group will be expected to outline the issue and questions required to be addressed via the NGSIG email inbox This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This will be received by the group, considered by the committee, and where appropriate share the issue and the committee's response via the member's forum under the frequently asked questions section (FAQ). It is anticipated that the committee will meet at least 3 times a year but may increase in frequency should important NG concerns arise.

BAPEN members will be regularly updated on the work of the NGSIG via this page. We always welcome and actively encourage new committee members to join us to experience and actively participate in the work that the committee undertake. If you are interested in joining the NGSIG committee, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. outlining your commitment, alongside any skills/knowledge and experience within the arena of NG.

Terms of Reference – currently being updated

Frequently asked Questions – currently being collated

Members of the NGSIG Committee

  • Liz Anderson: Nutrition Lead Nurse, Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Andrea Cartwright: Consultant Nurse Nutrition Support, (Retired) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Paula Edwards: Lead Nutrition Nurse Specialist, BCUHB, North Wales
  • Dr Barry Jones MD, FRCP: Consultant Gastroenterologist (Retired) Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Anne Mensforth: Clinical Dietetic Manager, Leicestershire Partnership Trust
  • Gill Murray-Ashby: Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Darent Valley Hospital
  • Wendy-Ling Relph: Matron for Nutrition, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mia Small: Nurse Consultant Nutrition; St Mark’s Hospital, London
  • Dr Stephen Taylor PhD: Critical Care and Research Dietitian, North Bristol NHS Trust

Disclaimer: BAPEN Position Statements/Guidelines have been prepared as guidance only to assist qualified healthcare professionals in the decision making processes surrounding nutritional care. Users of these materials may only do so on the condition that they exercise their own professional knowledge and skills when applying such guidance to specific circumstances. Anyone without the appropriate qualifications must seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the policies or guidance. BAPEN does not (i) owe a duty of care to users of the policies or guidance who are not qualified healthcare professionals; and (ii) cannot accept liability to anyone using these policies or guidance.

For further information

Upcoming NGSIG Meeting Dates

Meeting dates will be added here...

Should you have any topics you would like the NGSIG to discuss please email NGSIG This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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