Make sure you book the date in your diary for UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2019!
Last year we launched the first ever UK Malnutrition Awareness Week and were delighted with the response! So many of you got involved and staged local events, and we are hoping that even more teams will get involved this year!
BAPEN is once again teaming up with the Malnutrition Task Force and we will once again be focusing on raising awareness through the media and social media. Our focus this year is on improving screening in all settings, and increasing use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool and the online self-screening tool. We will also be running our Nutritional Care Tool Data Collection Week during the week itself.
What can you do?
Whether you work in a hospital, primary care centre, care home or other community setting, you can run your own Malnutrition Awareness Week event! We will be providing a resource pack with everything you need to be able to be able to stage a local event, whether you want to talk directly about signs and symptoms to people who may be at risk, or raise awareness of the importance of malnutrition screening with your colleagues. We really hope you will share pictures of your event on social media, and let us know how it goes! If you work in a health or social care setting we would also really like you to help us collect Nutritional Care Tool data, as this helps us build up a national picture of nutrition services. There will be plenty of ways to get involved when the week comes round, so watch this space!
Plenty more info to come – keep looking out on social media for #MAW2019!
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