Changes in dietetic policies for care homes in East Suffolk have been released. Click here to download the letter explaining the changes. Also the care home MUST local policy and action plan and the care home MUST referral form, and the care home handover form. All are for East Suffolk only.
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust offers a large range of leaflets and information on the topic of nutrition. Here are some useful leaflets:
100 Calorie Boosters, Easy Ways to Boost Calorie Intake, Finger Foods, Fluids, Food First Recipes, High Energy and High Protein Diet, Nourishing Snacks and Desserts, Tips for Carers, Tips for Improving Your Appetite, Speech and Language Referral Form.
A letter from West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group's community adult speech and language therapy team sent out to nursing homes, along with national descriptors, about swallowing problems (dysphagia.) Also, a presentation - and information about dysphagia circulated to west Suffolk GPs.
An NHS letter to nursing homes detailing recommendations for patients with swallowing problems (dysphagia) and improving patient safety. A leaflet giving details of dysphagia diet food texture descriptors and fork mashable dysphagia diet.
NHS England has published new guidance to help ensure patients receive excellent nutrition and hydration care.
SCIE, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, has a comprehensive selection of films and videos on its website covering many subjects called Social Care TV. The link is to videos about nutrition for older people at home, and in care homes.