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What is a nutrition nurse specialist – and could you be one?

The role involves working with patients and the multidisciplinary team to deliver appropriate and safe feeding in hospital and at home

The role involves working with patients and the multidisciplinary team to deliver appropriate and safe feeding in hospital and at home

Nutrition nurse specialists support patients whose ability to maintain their nutritional intake through eating and drinking is compromised. This may mean the need for supported oral intake, enteral tube feeding, or the provision of parenteral nutrition.

The role of a nutrition nurse specialist is hugely diverse but our primary goal is to work with patients and the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to deliver appropriate and safe feeding in hospitals and at home, and ensure that those providing care have the necessary knowledge and skills.

What does the role involve?

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