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 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.
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.
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.