The nutrition and dietetic department at Northumbria Healthcare hip fracture quality improvement programme introduced the use of nutrition assistants to improve mortality and patient experience.
Michael Porter, Nutrition Assistant, Project Support Ward 23 North Tyneside General Hospital (Word 15KB).
Prosper project, Essex County Council
This case study highlights creative solutions used in care homes to help those residents at risk of dehydration.
Prosper project, Essex County Council (Word 13KB)
Ward End Service Project
The guide covers all aspects of food service to ensure good quality, safe and hot food is provided to patients and provides recommendations on good interdisciplinary working.
A good practice guide to ward level services. Healthcare food and beverage service standards.
Last Nine Yards HCA conference challenge
The aim of the Last Nine Yards challenge was to embed nutrition and hydration as a critical part of the patient’s recovery plan.
Ward End Service - HCA conference challenge (Word 17KB).
Andy Jones Last Nine Yards HCA conference challenge update (PDF 18KB).
NHS England tackles the complex problem of Nutrition and Hydration
"What are the key issues, barriers and challenges we face in reducing malnutrition and dehydration across our health economy?”
Catalyze NHS England Case Study (PDF 713KB).
Nutritional care in hospitals
This Scottish resource aims to support all staff involved in nutritional care in hospitals, ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and capabilities to optimise nutritional care as part of the patient experience.
Nutritional care in hospitals.
FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation projects
The FoNS Centre for Nursing Innovation works with nurses and healthcare teams to develop and share innovative ways of improving practice.
- What’s Food Got to do With It? The Dewsbury Link Nurse Project (2005) - This project aimed to put the responsibility for ensuring that patients eat and drink firmly back with the qualified nurse.
- Working in partnership with patients and families on a dementia assessment unit (2011) - This report describes a project in a Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland.
- Improving the health choices for older people: implementing patient-focused mealtime practice (2005) - This dissemination series contains reports about projects which have aimed to reflect improvements in care.
- Embedding excellent nutritional care practices in a large acute hospital ward (2012) - This project used a three stage process to establish changes in practice.