CASES IN MALNUTRITION - WHO IS RESPONSIBLE IN PRACTICE? Using case based discussions, experts explore common dilemmas in general practice regarding the identification and successful management of malnutrition. As a growing issue, affecting around 11% of people attending GP practices, it highlights the need to integrate nutrition into holistic care and why malnutrition can be both a cause and a consequence of chronic disease and frailty.
Experts outline the challenges of identifying malnutrition in the community, the cost pressures malnutrition is placing on the NHS and suggest what healthcare professionals could be considering to improve identification and management of malnutrition in the community.
Experts discuss the size of the problem of malnutrition in the UK. Featuring:
Experts outline how they feel healthcare professionals should be implementing the guidance and pathways, the effect such implementations should have on overall quality of patient care and how the document supports the NICE Guidance for Nutrition Support in Adults.
Experts discuss why they personally became involved in the development of the Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community document with give details of the professions and associations which have endorsed/supported the document.
There is a selection of supporting publications available in another section of this site.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to support patients and carers.
A number of resources are available that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals supporting patients at risk of malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:
We can be contacted regarding the malnutrition pathway materials and website
If you have a combined BMI and weight loss calculator score of 1 or more please go to malnutritionselfscreening.org
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