The COVID-19 pandemic has required clinical teams across the United Kingdom to rapidly alter their working practices. Many Nutrition Support Teams (NSTs) had already been dealing with significant challenge due to the disruption to Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) services. COVID-19 meant that many patients requiring HPN were now required to shield, acute hospital services were dealing with significant numbers of patients requiring critical care and respiratory support, and community teams and the care home sector were challenged in gaining access to specialist clinical support. NSTs across the United Kingdom had to rapidly adapt their clinical practice to ensure the highest standard of care for patients. BAPEN wanted to promote and celebrate the service improvements and innovations that have taken place across the country during the most challenging period in the history of the NHS, and invited submissions to our COVID-19 Service Improvement and Innovation Awards.
The judging panel consisted of Dr Barry Jones (Chair BAPEN IAC), Dianne Jeffrey (BAPEN Trustee) and Steve Pearson-Brown (General Secretary PINNT). The judges were extremely impressed by the submissions as they were all indicative of great effort put in by teams during testing times.
BAPEN are delighted to announce the results and wish to congratulate everyone who submitted an entry.
Development and implementation of MUST on the electronic patient record (Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust)