How is nutrition support planned in your hospital? How could its organisation be improved? This website has been produced by a multi-professional group under the auspices of BAPEN’s executive and council.

Our website gives you:

  1. An interactive diagram (look below) to indicate how nutritional services might link within a hospital. Click on each domain to see the nutritional responsibilities of each. This includes a point by point Powerpoint presentation on hospital food and beverages services accessible from the Catering domain.
  2. A printable written document. It explains BAPEN’s vision of hospital nutritional organisation and how this derives from national and international reports.

Both the diagram and the written document allow “clickable” direct internet links to the reports on which our ideas are based.

Now click on the diagram and then click on each domain to see its role. Also try clicking on the links to other websites. Click here to access our written document which gives you more detail and can be printed. This is also available as a PDF document.


Chair and editor
Professor Jeremy Powell-Tuck MD FRCP Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Consultant Gastroenterologist, Barts and the London, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Chair - Bapen Medical.

Mr Rick Wilson.BSc, SRD. Director of Nutrition and Dietetics, Kings College Hospital.

Committee members:

  • Ms Susanne Wood, Formerly Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Barts and the London NHS Trust.
  • Mrs Pat Howard, SRD, Director of Nutrition and Dietetics, United Bristol Hospitals Trust, formerly Hon Secretary BAPEN.
  • Dr Ian Fellows, DM FRCP Consultant Gastroenterologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia.
  • Ms Andrea Cartwright,  Senior Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Basildon And Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Chair - National Nurses Nutrition Group
  • Ms Rebecca White MSc MRPharmS, Lead Pharmacist; Nutrition & Surgery
  • John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, Chair - BPNG.

We acknowledge the helpful criticisms of many of our colleagues within BAPEN, particularly those of the members of the Education Committee and Council.


Organisation of Food and Nutritional Support in Hospitals (MS Word)

Powerpoint presentation on Hospital Food and Catering by Rick Wilson, Kings College Hospital, London.

'Malnutrition Universal Screeening Tool'

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