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Nutrition nurses

This specialist team includes a Nutrition Nurse Lead and PEG specialist nurse who:

  • Provide general nutrition support
  • Support patients in our community working in partnership with community nurses, patients and carers
  • Assess nutritional needs and treatment requirements.
  • Provide advanced technical skills in relation to naso-gastric feeding, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy ┬áand Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters.
  • Provide specific training┬á for nurses, patients and carers

The team also

  • Provides nutrition education and training for healthcare colleagues
  • Develops safe and practical nursing techniques with respect to nutrition policy through research and audit
  • Advises on Trust nutrition policies and strategies including issues regarding risk management and ethical decision making
  • Links with specialist units to foster good nutritional care.
  • Advises on and assists in the ┬áprocurement of equipment