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World HAN Day 2020


World Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN) Day

15 October 2020

We celebrate World HAN Day with the following theme: ‘Homecare. Who cares? We care!’

During our HAN Week in August we also focused on homecare, our key points were: 
  • Homecare is a vital service for 50,000 people in the UK on #HAN
  • We need to #value and #protect our homecare
  • We continue to advocate on all aspects of homecare
Our home artificial Nutrition (HAN) Week animation above, ties nicely into World HAN Day. As a member of The International Alliance of Patient Organisations for Chronic Intestinal Failure & Home Artificial Nutrition (PACIFHAN) we have learnt that the services we have in the UK are not available to some patients around the world, 'homecare' can be provided in different ways. We continue to educate each other about life with chronic intestinal failure and HAN, which includes the provision of services.  

While we continue our work within the UK, we are delighted to support and share information from PACIFHAN members.

You can read PACIFHAN's media release here.

If you would like to read about other homecare experiences, we are delighted to share PACIFHAN's HAN Week members stories here.

As our animation clearly states, we need to secure what we have, we need to protect it, on this occasion #ThisIsMe is PINNT. Homecare is a vital part of successful HAN, people receiving what they need, where they need it and when it's expected.


We are proud that the ESPEN guideline referenced in the PACIFHAN information had two patient represenatives on the group. Carolyn Wheatley (our chair) was honoured to have been invited to join the group for such an important guideline.