The Francis Report on Mid-Staffordshire NHS Inquiry (2013) found that the lack of:
- basic food provision
- feeding and
was a significant factor in poor outcomes for adults at risk.
Whilst the report focused on hospital and care settings, it was recognised that people living in the community are similarly at risk.
So information and actions are needed to prevent harm and reduce safeguarding concerns across all care settings and people living in the community.
The following information has been collated to assist professionals and carers to:
- understand the importance of maintaining good nutrition and hydration
- ways to check if the person is under weight
- how to record daily intakes to understand patterns and
- ways of making food more nutritious and beneficial for weight gain
The following forms can be downloaded for use:
Nutrition Record Sheet with Menu details
Nutrition Record Sheet –with Menu choice blank
Nutrition Pathway 1
Nutrition Pathway 2
Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST
Food Fortification Protocol
Food Fortification leaflet v1
Ten tips for food fortification v2
Sandwich Filling Ideas and guidance on what size to record
End of Life (EOLC) guidance for Nutritional Health
Appendix A Obvious and subtle signs of Dysphasia
Appendix B Considerations when supporting people at meal times