Please join BAPEN in undertaking the next national survey of malnutrition and nutritional care during Malnutrition Awareness Week (UK MAW2020).

We are asking for your help to get as many individuals working in health and social care settings to screen for malnutrition using ‘MUST’ and to record any nutritional care a person is given during UK MAW2020.

As in 2019, to help you collect all of your data, we have our online portal on the BAPEN website (https://data.bapen.org.uk/maw/maw-home; ready from 1st October for the whole month) for individual professionals and organisations to use. The system allows you to quickly and easily input the screening results of each person in your care and information on the nutritional care they receive. There is a simple registration process, so that the system can then give you a summary of your own local data. The survey will also help BAPEN to get the national picture on malnutrition and nutritional care across the UK in 2020. There will also be small prizes for the top screener from England, Scotland, Wales and N Ireland.

Wherever you work, please join us in this national initiative. For more information, and to register and take part, please see our page on the BAPEN website: https://data.bapen.org.uk/maw/maw-home

Follow us on Twitter @BAPENUK and Facebook @UKBAPEN, please also reference #UKMAW2020 in any tweets.

Thanks so much for your support and we really look forward to working with you.

Yours faithfully,

Signatures

Dr Rebecca Stratton, Chair, Malnutrition Action Group (MAG)
Dr Trevor Smith, President, British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)

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