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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.