How to detect malnutrition and provide support for people in the community
Advice on treating malnutrition, including opportunistic screening and individualised care plans, the Food First approach and the impact of COVID-19
- Malnutrition is often associated with patients who are in hospital, but in fact more than 90% of those at risk are in the community
- In most cases, malnutrition is a treatable condition that can be managed using dietary advice to optimise food intake. Opportunistic screening is vital to detect people who need dietary support
- Tips and advice on using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool and the ‘Food First’ approach, and an overview of the impact of COVID-19
Malnutrition is a significant burden both to individuals and the wider NHS.
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