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Dietetics - in patient service

 

Dietitians work closely with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in different specialties to advise adults and children who are referred to us for specialist advice on therapeutic diets.

Dieticians shot Nalinee Owen

 

We use the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) to screen all adult inpatients for malnutrition and offer an appropriate nutritional care plan.

Did you know…?

  • Malnutrition affects more than 3 million people in the UK
  • 33% of patients admitted to hospital will be malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished
  • Malnutrition costs the UK health economy about £19.7 Billion per year

Improved identification and treatment of Malnutrition is in the top 3 possible cost savings for the NHS (The National institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2011).

 

 

 

4ward is our Trustwide culture change programme which is helping us build a more positive, supportive workplace for the benefit of our patients and colleagues. At its heart are our four 4ward Behaviours.