Education and Training

Spotlight On... The Education & Training Committee

Andrew Rochford, Chair of BAPEN’s Education and Training Committee outlines the current work and future plans relating to BAPEN’s ongoing education and training initiatives. This busy Committee plays a vital role in providing all healthcare professionals involved in nutrition and hydration with resources to ensure the very highest standards are met.

Aims / Objectives of the Committee

  • To support the educational and training needs of BAPEN.
  • To lead and support the delivery of BAPEN Education objectives.
  • To provide representation on the BAPEN Programmes committee.
  • To deliver a symposium at the annual BAPEN meeting in conjunction with the Programmes committee.
  • To provide a platform for endorsement of study days and workshops organised by BAPEN and other organisations.
  • To produce BAPEN Decision Trees by inviting experts either within or outside of the committee, provide internal peer-review and organise external peer-review through BAPEN Council.
  • To maintain the current BAPEN Decision Trees to ensure accuracy.
  • To develop new educational and training projects in keeping with the findings of the above explorations and in agreement with BAPEN Council and Executive.

Members of the Committee

  • Dr Andrew Rochford (Chair)
  • Winnie Magambo (NNNG)
  • Dr Aqeel Jamil (BAPEN Medical)
  • Mr Ciaran Walsh (Surgeon)
  • Peter Austin (BPNG)
  • Imogen Watson (Industry)
  • Dr Penny Neild
  • Jennie Mort (BAPEN Office)
  • Dr Susan Hill (BSPGHAN)
  • Protima Amon
  • Anthony Wiskin
  • Becky White
  • Judy Hibberd

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Life Long Learning (LLL) programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism

The Life Long Learning (LLL) programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism ( is an extremely effective educational programme for medical doctors and health specialists offering training on-line and at live courses, by a variety of innovative training methodologies and resources. Credits are awarded for the online modules and live courses – a total of 100 credits is required to be eligible for the final exam. Successful completion of the final exam leads to the award of the ESPEN Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. All healthcare professionals can study for and be awarded the Diploma.

The LLL programme in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism is based on an Educational curriculum offering 120 training modules (90 are already available on-line) created and peer reviewed by recognised European experts.

The Modules are the main educational unit of LLL-Programme and are freely accessible on-line after registration. Each module consists of an updated review on a certain problem, clinical case, self-assessment test and grading quiz. Modules on related subject areas are grouped into Topics making it easier for the user to select modules in a particular field of interest.

Live courses (4-5 per year) provide intensive training and certification. BAPEN Medical has run live courses on the compromised gut and more recently on parenteral nutrition and plan to work with the Clinical Guidance and Education Committee to increase the number of live courses run in the UK to enable more UK trainees to be able to achieve the Diploma in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism. The LLL modules run to date have proved popular and are well received by all professions with an interest in nutrition.

Credits are awarded at live courses and for on-line training. Participation in a live course on one topic provides 3 CME credits. Each topic taken on-line provides up to 4 CME credits according to activities undertaken.

The LLL Programme in Nutrition and Metabolism is a global effort of ESPEN supported by the EU to provide a post-graduate qualification in Clinical Nutrition to help improve daily practice.

It was developed as the project BG-03-B-F-PP-166039 of Leonardo da Vinci Programme by ESPEN and a number of European universities with the support of the European Union.

The LLL Programme in Nutrition and Metabolism was accredited by Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes.

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