Filter resources by focus area and profession

If you're working in one of the NHS England Patient Safety Collaboratives, we've tagged all of our resources according to the designated focus areas. We've also identified which resources we think are specifically useful to certain professions.

  • Social Care Institute for Excellence

    The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was established to improve social care services for adults and children in the United Kingdom. This report discusses nutrition and hydration from the perspective of social care with the emphasis on simple practice points which could be implemented to improve the nutrition of the frail elderly population.

  • BMJ Quality Improvement Reports

    This Quality Improvement Report carried out an audit on the use of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). It found that patients did not consistently have a MUST score documented, the scores were calculated incorrectly and that high MUST scores were not being acted on appropriately.

  • Diabetes UK

    This video case study produced by Diabetes UK interviews Sahra, a Muslim with Type 2 diabetes managed with insulin. She talks about her experiences of fasting during Ramadan and is a useful patient education tool for those in a similar situation.

  • Diabetes UK

    This resource from Diabetes UK aims to provide guidance for the Imam to promote the importance of fasting safely through Ramadan.

  • Diabetes UK

    This factsheet produced by Diabetes UK is a useful education resource for patients on managing diabetes during Ramadan and preventing hypoglycaemia.

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

    These guidelines, developed by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, describe the management of adult patients with diabetes mellitus during surgery and for elective procedures.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    This learning module produced by the Royal College of Nursing has been primarily designed for health care assistants who make a major contribution to support people’s nutritional needs in all care settings.

  • US Food and Drug Administration

    Food safety is particularly important for patients with diabetes. This booklet produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Food and Drug Administration provides practical guidance on how to reduce risk of foodborne illness.

  • Health Improvement Scotland

    This is a best practice multi-disciplinary statement outlining guidance for catheter care, and is accompanied by an e-learning programme on Urinary Catheterisation, Management, Care and Prevention of Infection developed by NHS Education for Scotland.

  • The Muslim Council of Britain

    This leaflet has been created by The Muslim Council of Britain to help answer common questions regarding diabetes and Ramadan. Written for patients it helps consider the safety implications of fasting and answers questions regarding the role of insulin and potential complications for Muslims.

  • Nursing Times

    This article examines the interplay of factors that affect the assessment and identification of dehydration, and its prevention.

  • Care Quality Commission

    This report from the Care Quality Commission describes findings from the inspections of care homes relating to nutrition and dignity in 2012.

  • Royal College of Nursing

    This report from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) outlines summary guidance and recommendations for safe nursing staffing in terms of skills mix and overall levels on inpatient wards for older people. 


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    Caroline Lecko - Patient Safety Lead Patient Safety Nursing Directorate - NHS England, The Health Foundation

    This paper by Caroline Lecko looks at the scale of avoidable harm associated with the provision of nutrition and hydration, the relationship with patient safety and lessons from the Francis report.

  • Alzheimer's Society

    This popular tool from the Alzheimer's Society is relevant for people with dementia who are receiving professional care in any setting – at home, in hospital, in respite care or a care home.

  • British Dietetic Association

    This pathway from the British Dietetic Association is a practical guide to support healthcare professionals in the community to identify and manage individuals at risk of disease related malnutrition, including the use of oral nutrition supplements.

  • British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)

    This toolkit from the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is aimed at those involved in commissioning services to help health and care organisations to develop and implement a variety of safe approaches to nutritional care.

  • Proceedings of the Nutrition Society

    These Nutrition Society conference symposium proceedings, delivered jointly with the British Dietetic Association, examine factors which create barriers to the provision of good nutritional care in frail older people.