BAPEN sends huge congratulations to Dame Dianne Jeffrey for being awarded with a Damehood as part of the King’s New Year’s Honours List.
The title recognises Dianne Jeffrey’s contributions to public and charity sectors, with note of her work in the creation of Age UK in 2009 and as a founding chair of Age International. These efforts have championed the rights of older people in the UK and across the world. Dianne is also commended for her role in establishing the Malnutrition Task Force, working to raise awareness and offer guidance in combatting preventable undernutrition and dehydration. For the past six years, BAPEN has closely worked alongside the Malnutrition Task Force to deliver UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (UKMAW), a campaign dedicated to increasing understanding of the dangers, risk factors, and signs of malnutrition and dehydration.
BAPEN is proud to have Dame Dianne Jeffrey on the board of BAPEN Trustees and we extend our sincere gratitude for her continued work in supporting the improvement of nutritional care across the UK.