To train junior doctors, general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals about:
The common problems with nutrition care in hospitals and the community,
The use of appropriate screening tools to detect malnutrition,
The basics of first line nutrition interventions,
The need for assessment and management of nutritional deficiencies,
Appropriate onward referral to specialist services.
The team at NNEdPro hope to develop and spread the NEPHELP workshop further in order to reach as many healthcare professionals as possible. It will be important to establish a sustainable pathway for implementing the project on a wider scale, especially to address the needs of general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals in primary care. This is likely where nutritional risk management of disease will have the biggest impact. Other potential innovations include improving the transfer of care between primary and secondary services regarding nutrition.
The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health was awarded with the MNI Grant 2017 for its outstanding project “Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice”.
The award was consigned on 11 September 2017, during the ESPEN – ENHA – MNI Joint Session 2017 on Optimal Nutrition Care for All, by MNI President - Tim Meyerhoff - to Dr Minha Rajput-Ray, Harrison Carter, Sumantra Ray and Celia Laur.
Global Advisory Panel (Project Team are Ex-Officio Members)
UK Members – Virtual Core
UK Members – Collaborators Network
International Members – Virtual Core
Mercedes Zorrilla Tejeda
International Members – Collaborators Network
[Regional Network Representatives to be identified in due course]