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.
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
- NGSIG Position Paper “Time to put patient safety first” – September 2020
- BAPEN Principles of Good Nutritional Practice on NG Tube Insertion – currently being updated
- NNNG Good Practice Guideline on the Safe Insertion and ongoing care of Nasogastric Feeding Tubes in Adults
- NHS Never events data
- Healthcare Safety Investigatory Branch (HSIB)
Upcoming NGSIG Meeting Dates
Meeting dates will be added here...