The Powell-Tuck prize (in honour of Professor Jeremy Powell-Tuck who founded BAPEN Medical in 2004) is open to all doctors in training. It is awarded for the best abstract submitted by a doctor in training for the BAPEN annual conference. The prize includes a £100 book token and free attendance at the annual BAPEN conference. There are also runner-up prizes for free attendance at the BAPEN Medical teaching day help the day before the main BAPEN meeting.

Year Recipient Title Runners up


Konstantinos C. Fragkos

Predicting 3- and 6-Month Survival for Advanced Cancer Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition: A Nomogram

By Konstantinos C. Fragkos, Niamh Keane, Pinal S. Patel, Krista Murray, Sarah Obbard, Shola Ajibodu, Simon O’Callaghan, Hanson Kwok, Emma Paulon, John Barragry, Shameer Mehta, Simona Di Caro and Farooq Rahma. Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Service, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


S.P. Yeap

Impact of Body Mass Index on Survival After Small Intestinal and Multi-Visceral Transplantation

By S.P. Yeap, A.J. Butler, N.K. Russell, S.J. Middleton, R. Maddison, R. Hogg and L.M. Sharkey, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

J.M. Raker. Nasogastric tube checks: is the recommended pH cut-off safe? Accuracy and intra-rater reliability of pH readings.

By J.M. Raker, E.W. Dryden, M. Moore and P.J. Neild. Department of Gastroenterology, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London


Dr Meran

Regenerative Medicine for Intestinal Failure: Demonstrating the Potential for Intestinal Organoids to Repopulate the Epithelium of the Intestine.

L. Meran¹’²*, V. Li ², P. De Coppi¹, ¹Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine Section, Developmental Biology & Cancer Programme, UCL Institute of Child Health, ²Developmental Genetics and Stem Cell Biology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London, United Kingdom

Charlotte Rutter. Outcomes Following Small Intestinal and Multivisceral transplantation at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.


Dr Ross McLean

Which formulation of Loperamide most effectively reduces effluent from high-output stoma: a pilot study.

By R.C. McLean, E. Meland, G. Doherty and R. McKee, General Surgical Department, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Dr Elinor Shuttleworth. Results of the 2014 BAPEN Medical Trainee Group Survey.


Dr Lisa Sharkey

The role of Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in intestinal Failure Associated Liver Disease.

By L.M. Sharkey¹, S.E. Davies², A. Kaser¹ and J.M. Woodward¹, Department of Gastroenterology¹ and Pathology², Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Chris Mountford. Can BAPEN do more to advance nutrition training amongst trainee doctors?  Results of the first UK BAPEN Medical Trainee Group Survey.

Dr Bobbie Drinkwater. Home Parenteral Nutrition use in Palliative Care:  A retrospective study to identify potential prognostic indicators.


Dr M Dibb

Outcomes of Home Parenteral Nutrition: 30 years’ experience from a national centre.

Dr Lim. Regular nutritional blood monitoring in children on home enteral tube feeding – is this necessary?

Mr Vaughan-Shaw. Peripheral oedema is associated with poor outcomes following emergency abdominal surgery.


Dr Nina Lewis

Treating occult celiac disease with a gluten-free diet is associated with a significant improvement in quality of life

Emma Metcalfe. Branched chain amino acid supplementation in adults with cirrhosis and hepatic encephalopathy: a systematic review and meta-analyses.

Andrew Palmer. The role of n-3 supplemented parenteral nutrition in critical illness in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Dr Gordan Moran

Gut hormones and appetite dysregulation in Crohn’s disease

Bedfordshire dietitans Cathy Forbes and Leanne Fishwick win the Chief Health Professions Officer’s award for leadership for their Food First project

The Food First project aims to manage malnutrition in the community and includes an award scheme for care homes to encourage them to screen regularly for malnutrition and to encourage residents to eat real food rather than oral supplements.

The Food First team has spanned both health and social care by working with care home staff, community nurses, GPs and hospital doctors to develop resources and training to meet the needs of patients and staff. Social care staff have been trained to identify people at risk and 95% of care homes said their practice had changed since working with the team.

The judges were hugely impressed with Cathy’s and Leanne’s approach to leadership which inspired others within and outside the health world. They understood the shifting political landscape and developed strong clinical and strategic leadership to introduce a change which has the potential to vastly improve the lives of older people.

For further information contact Cathy Forbes on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01582 707629.

Tracy Earley (centre) Nurse of the Year 2011 being presented with her Award by the Nursing Times and sponsors The Huntercombe GroupNutrition Nurse Tracy Earley wins prestigious Nurse of the Year Award 2011

“I am delighted to have received this award,” said Tracy of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, “but it really is recognition of the work of the entire nutrition team and the difference we make to patients’ lives.”

Tracy was recognised as Nurse of the Year for her ground-breaking work on nurse-led nutrition clinics and a rapid access enteral feeding service. The service was set up to provide high quality day case care, treatment and advice for all patients who are artificially fed, to enable them to live independently and avoid the need to be admitted to hospital.

The nutrition nurse led clinic consists of nursing staff with a range of advanced skills, providing high quality care and treatment in a mainly outpatient and day case setting. They provide patient assessment, feeding tube placement and replacement and troubleshooting for patients.

Liz Evans, Chair of the National Nutrition Nurses Group (NNNG) says: “The NNNG is proud of Tracy and all her achievements. She has continually pushed boundaries in the field of nutritional care and has acted as a fantastic role model to all nurses. It is good that at last a nutrition nurse is being recognised for excellence at a national level.”

Hospital food pioneer wins British Dietetic Association award

Rick Wilson, Director of Nutrition and Dietetics at Kings College Hospital NHS Trust, in London, was awarded the prestigious Ibex Award at the British Dietetic Association Awards Ceremony on 15th June 2005 in Cardiff. This award for professional achievement is awarded in recognition of his significant contribution to the dietetic profession.

Rick, who has been a dietitian for nearly thirty years, has become well-known for his outstanding work in raising awareness about the role of hospital food in the nutritional care of patients. He has represented the dietetic profession widely, his tireless contribution ensuring that the role of the dietitian remains central to food service. Rick commented: “Being a pragmatist, I could see that hospital food was deteriorating some years ago, food had fallen off the agenda, and I could see that improvements could be made by making a number of basic steps.Though still a long way to go, I am proud to have been one of the people who made moves to catalyse these changes.”

Rick represents the British Dietetic Association on the Better Hospital Food Panel and has contributed to TV and radio programmes discussing the role of food in hospitals. He was recently recognised in a broadsheet newspaper’s ‘top ten’ dietitians in the country.

On winning the award, Rick said: “I am delighted to have been nominated for this award by my peers. Food is pivotal to the work of dietitians and we should not lose sight of the important role that food has to play in our mission as dietitians.”


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