PINNT collaborates with BAPEN on important nutrition initiative
PINNT is collaborating with BAPEN and 20 other charities to collect the experiences of patients, their families and carers of nutrition & hydration services and how the health issues of malnutrition and dehydration are handled.
Participating charities representing a wide variety of patient and population groups across all ages are being invited to complete a survey asking for feedback on their group’s experiences of NHS nutrition & hydration care across all settings, whether services have improved or not, are consistent, safe and of high quality. Information from the survey will be used as the basis for a face to face meeting to agree priorities for improvement, leading to a report and feeding into an expected public awareness campaign.
Joint leaders of the initiative are our own Chair, Carolyn Wheatley, and Professor Marinos Elia Chair of BAPEN’s Malnutrition Action Group agree that this initiative is vital to help the drive to improve NHS services in this therapy area, so vital across many long-term health conditions for both adults and children.
Carolyn says “With the implementation of massive changes to NHS care services just around the corner, we must make sure that nutrition & hydration services do not miss out and that all on ‘our’ therapies receive the best and safest medical and nursing care and support, including training.”
PINNT will post information on the progress of this initiative as it moves forward.