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Social Care Institute for Excellence


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 BoostersEasy Ways to Boost Calorie IntakeFinger FoodsFluidsFood First RecipesHigh Energy and High Protein DietNourishing Snacks and DessertsTips for CarersTips for Improving Your AppetiteSpeech 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 West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has advice on how to keep bones strong. Click on the leaflet here. There is also information about osteoporosis and fractures.

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.