This new eLearning resource, which has been endorsed by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and by the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) for Continuing Professional Development (CPD), highlights the importance of understanding the changing NHS environment and who healthcare professionals should engage with (and how), to ensure their professional voice continues to be heard.
This best practice document has been developed and approved by the National Enteral Feeds Advisory Group and is supported by the Medical Nutrition Executive of the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) Ltd.
Tendering for nutrition supply services can be considered a complex and significant undertaking, involving collaboration from a wide range and diversity of stakeholders. This guidance is intended to support procurement groups / clinicians throughout the process and aims to define and encourage best practice with regard to the procurement of nutrition supply services across the whole health economy.
This is a website containing short films about making the decision to have a feeding tube placed, experience of having a tube fitted, caring for the tube and the carers experience.
Information Guide for Adult Parenteral Nutrition Patients. British Pharmaceutical Nutrition Group
This resource is currently under review but for the BPNG website please visit www.bpng.co.uk
There are a number of information leaflets that have been produced for the public to help them spot the signs of malnutrition and give simple advice on what to do if they are concerned either about themselves or about members of their family or friends.
“Malnutrition – how to spot the signs and what to expect from treatment” has been produced by the Patients Association and distributed to all GP surgeries.
“Malnutrition – Overcoming the Problem” Food Fact Sheet produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) as part of their “Mind the Hunger Gap campaign”. This covers both recognising the problem of malnutrition and simple advice about how to overcome the problem.
“Spotting the signs of Malnutrition and Dehydration” is an information sheet produced by the National Association of Care Catering (NACC) and is available from their website. It is designed to help those working in the care industry to spot the signs of malnutrition and dehydration before it’s too late.
“Malnutrition” Information about malnutrition is also available from NHS Choices. This covers all aspects, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.