PHE/DH/DWP guideline

Government healthy eating recommendations


This summary provides government dietary advice and nutrient recommendations throughout the life course.

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Independent professional body guideline

Managing malnutrition in COPD

2020-03-09T09:00:00+00:00By ACPRC, ARNS, BAPEN, BDA, British Lung Foundation, Education for Health, NNNG, PCRS, RCGP, RCN

Advice on the risk of malnutrition in patients with COPD and managing nutrition appropriately; includes a pathway on oral nutritional supplements.

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Independent professional body guideline

BAPEN adult malnutrition guideline

2018-08-13T15:02:00+01:00By BAPEN RCGP RCN RPS BDA BPNG NNNG PCSG PCPA and the Patients Association

A summary on the identification and management of adult malnutrition in the community. Includes the ‘MUST’ tool and a treatment algorithm.

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NICE guideline

NICE guideline: nutrition support for adults


This summary covers nutritional support for adults including oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding, and parenteral nutrition.

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Independent professional body guideline

NNNG guideline: measuring body weight

2017-11-22T00:00:00+00:00By NNNG

A summary that provides a step-by-step approach to ensure that adults and children (not babies) are weighed accurately.

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NICE guideline

NICE vitamin D guideline


An up-to-date summary of the recommendations set out in the NICE guideline on increasing vitamin D supplement use among groups at risk of deficiency.

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Independent professional body guideline

BAPEN Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool guideline


A useful summary of BAPEN's guidance on the use of the 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST') for adults, including a step-by-step algorithm.

Resource hub

  • Ethics and clinically assisted nutrition or hydration approaching the end of life—decision tree

  • Managing malnutrition with oral nutritional supplements (ONS)—advice for healthcare professionals

  • Eatwell guide

Educational resources

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Half-day virtual event focusing on practical approaches to management of gastrointestinal disorders and iron deficiency

Commissioned by Norgine Pharmaceuticals Limited

Information intended for UK healthcare professionals only. This promotional event has been commissioned and funded by Norgine Pharmaceuticals Limited and developed in partnership with Guidelines.
Date of preparation: July 2021