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 handbook provides detailed guidance on the range of duties of care owed by healthcare workers to patients - particularly with regard to patient safety. It also importantly examines the responsibilities of healthcare organisations in supporting their staff in meeting these duties.
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.