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Added: 5th October 2017

NEW - Calling all Dietitians - please take part in the PENG Dietetic Outcomes Toolkit ('DOT') survey - deadline 13th November 2017

Following the successful launch of the PENG Dietetic Outcomes Toolkit (DOT) last year the outcomes working group are seeking your views on DOT and we would be grateful if you would take some time to complete the DOT survey which can be found at this link: https://qmu.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/peng-survey-dietetic-outcomes-toolkit-dot

This is a repeat of a similar survey which was distributed earlier this year but even if you completed that survey we are interested to hear your views again. Following the completion of this survey the intention is to review, revise and update DOT and so it is important that we get as much feedback as possible. Please therefore share the link to other dietitians who may not have receive this communication. The survey should take around 20 minutes to complete but it does not have to be completed all at the same time – you can save the survey and return to it later. The deadline for completing the survey is midnight on 13th November so there is plenty of time to share your views and experiences.

Many thanks in advance for taking the time to complete the survey.


Added: 27th September 2017

Clinical Update Course 2018 – Bookings Now Open

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Added: 20th September 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Clinical Update Course free place competition

PENG are really pleased to announce the winners of the 5 free (for PENG members) places and thank everyone who applied. The winners are:

  • Clare SCHOLEFIELD St James University Hospital, York.
  • Charlotte BRYANT Queen Alexandra Hospital, Hants.
  • Hannah PILLINGER Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Michelle WALDIE Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Helen BEAGAN Northern General Hospital Sheffield.

More information about the PENG Clinical Update Course 2018 can be found here and registration begins 2nd October 2017.


Added: 7th September 2017

Congratulations to PENG committee members Vera Todorovic and Sean White on their CN Awards and all the other CN Award winners - just announced

See here for the full list


Added: 4th September 2017

Calling all PENG members - Summer edition of e-PENlines can be accessed

See a summary of what is covered in the current edition here


Added: 24th August 2017

New Summer issue of e-PENLines now available for PENG Members

Log in and read the latest issue


Added: 7th August 2017

PINNT have released their HAN 2017 video

Watch the video


Added: 1st August 2017

It's PINNT's 2017 HAN Awareness Week 7th-13th August and they are celebrating their 30th Anniversary.

Find out more


Added: 25th July 2017

PENG would like to congratulate Mike Stroud

PENG would like to congratulate Mike Stroud who has been awarded a 'personal chair' by the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The award has been made in recognition of his work in clinical nutrition, gastroenterology and intestinal failure especially his efforts to identify and promote best evidence-based practice in nutrition support and intravenous fluid provision. Professor Mike Stroud is also involved in ongoing research work that now revolves around his NIHR Programmes grant to examine the potential benefits of screening for and treating malnutrition in primary care settings.

Professor Mike Stroud has been a key member of BAPEN for many years holding the position of President twice and most recently becoming a member of Faculty.


Added: 25th July 2017

In Touch Available to All BAPEN Members online

Don't forget to access the May issue of new digital In Touch. Follow the link below and enter your username and password to access the latest issue.

Latest In Touch


Added: 19th July 2017

Win a free place onto the PENG Clinical Update Course June 2018 - open to PENG members

Download PDF with further details

See details and application form here


Added: 19th July 2017

Benchmark Statement for Dietetics - consultation now open - opportunity to respond by 31st August

The BDA and the QAA have been developing revised Subject Benchmark Statement for Dietetics. These Subject Benchmark Statements set out what graduates in particular subjects are expected to know, do and understand at the end of their programme of study. They describe the nature of study and the academic standards expected of graduates in specific subject areas and in respect of particular qualifications. They are used as reference points in the design, delivery and review of academic programmes but do not represent a national curriculum in a subject or prescribe set approaches to teaching, learning or assessment. Instead, they allow for flexibility and innovation in programme design within a framework agreed by the subject community. If you would like to comment on these please take time to complete the attached survey here http://www.qaa.ac.uk/newsroom/consultation-on-the-draft-revised-version-of-dietetics#.WVUSPOvyvRb which is open until 31st August.


Added: 19th July 2017

Study Day September 15th - Salford IBD Symposium

Download PDF for further details


Added: 1st July 2017

BAPEN members' newsletter is now available as a mini 'teaser' for those who are not yet BAPEN Members

Download teaser


Added: 29th June 2017

Congratulations again to the PENG members who won a place at this year's 2017 PENG Clinical Update Course

Don't forget you can now apply to win one of the free places on offer for 2018 course if you are a PENG member.

Click here to see the 2017 winners and apply for this year's competition


Added: 20th June 2017

BDA and BAPEN commit to closer working

Read more


Added: 16th June 2017

Calling all PENG members - an opportunity has arisen for a lucky PENG member (or 2) to attend the NNNG conference July 10/11th in Bournemouth this year

An opportunity has arisen for PENG to have a stand at the NNNG conference next month and therefore we are able to offer a place at this conference for up to 2 PENG members to attend this conference - would any of you be interested in attending and representing PENG at the conference and being able to 'man' the PENG stand area during the main breaks - we are able to provide a travel bursary and all of the display PENG resources and pop up stand will be provided on site. All we ask is that in return aside from being available and representing PENG at the conference is that you provide a mini summary for us to include in e-PENlines so we can share the key take home messages with everyone. If anyone is interested and able to help please get in contact direct peng@bda.uk.com and ideally by June 26th.

The NNNG is a very popular conference and offers an excellent programme this year which can be found here


Added: 13th June 2017

BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine discusses pressure ulcers and risks for malnourished patients with Dr Sarah Jarvis.

Programme available for 4 weeks - Listen here


Added: 1st June 2017

PENG Award 2017

PENG Award 2017 now open with deadline August 25th 2017.

Download PDF for more details


Added: 30th May 2017

Calling all dietitians working in the area of intestinal failure

Have you booked your place in one of the Regional Adult Intestinal Failure Clinical Engagement Workshops?

Read more


Added: 8th May 2017

Congratulations to Vera Todorovic, Sean White and team and the Managing Malnutrition in COPD Pathway for being shortlisted for CN awards

Congratulations to PENG Committee member Vera Todorovic who has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Achievement CN Award and congratulations to Sean White and team who developed the MND YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/user/MNDAssociationUK who were shortlisted for the CN Award 'Resource of the Year' category and congratulations to the Managing Malnutrition in COPD Pathway for being shortlisted for CN Award Resource of the Year

GET VOTING – https://www.nutrition2me.com/cn-awards/2017-cn-awards-the-shortlist


Added: 3rd May 2017

Why not have a peak at what is in the latest edition of e-PENlines this Spring

Download PDF


Added: 14th March 2017

Ailsa Brotherton discusses improvements in Nutritional Care in the April issue of The Clinical Services Journal

Download Clinical Services Journal article (PDF)


Added: 14th March 2017

New guidelines from NNNG published on Safe insertion and ongoing care of patients with a Nasal Retaining Device for NG or NJ Feeding Tubes in Adults

Safe Insertion and ongoing care of patients with a Nasal Retaining Device for Nasogastric (NG) or nasojejunal (NJ) Feeding Tubes in Adults

Published: April 2017

Visit the NNNG website for downloads: http://www.nnng.org.uk/download-guidelines


Added: 14th March 2017

€30,000 MNI Grant 2017 announced for planned national initiatives or research projects

Awarding €30,000 to planned national initiatives or research projects for Optimal Nutritional Care.

MNI is pleased to announce the new criteria for a €30,000 grant for national initiatives or research projects.

For selection criteria and submission details please see here:

Download Clinical Services Journal article (PDF)


Added: 13th March 2017

New BANS HPN report now available

Download report (PDF)


Added: 13th March 2017

New survey published by the MTF for calls on older people to take unexplained weight-loss seriously, as getting thinner is not a normal part of ageing

Read more


Added: 2nd March 2017

Get involved with Nutrition & Hydration Week 2017 – 13-19 March

Follow on Twitter @NHWeek or visit the website for more information


Added: 22nd February 2017

Calling all dietitians! There is still time to register for this year's PENG Clinical Update Course – there are still a few places remaining for 26th-29th June 2017

Register now by following this link


Added: 2nd March 2017

BPNG courses taking place 13-14 June 2017, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham

Click here for details and to register


Added: 21st February 2017

New patient resources now accessible via the PENG patient/carer resource page

Click here for more details


Added: 16th February 2017

Calling all those HCPs involved in home enteral feeding

BANS is collecting feedback on HETF BANS to help inform planned changes to the data being collected and therefore improve reporting.

Click here before the end of March to take part


Added: 2nd February 2017

St Mark's Hospital and Academic Institute has arranged new Gastrointestinal events

Find out more in our events diary


Added: 2nd February 2017

Only a few weeks to go until the next BAPEN nutrition screening week which is w/c March 13th

Find out more on the BAPEN website


Added: 20th January 2017

New film from BAPEN 2016 – how can we improve Nutritional Care in our hospitals?

Watch the film here

Added: 8th December 2016

A new website has been launched which is intended to support people living with MND and their carers who may be considering the placement of a feeding tube.

This is the result of a collaboration with people living with MND and their carers, health professionals and some very clever web designers and film makers: http://mytube.mymnd.org.uk/ The website contains short films about making the decision to have a feeding tube placed, experience of having a tube fitted, caring for the tube and the carers experience. Please check it out and feel free to share...


Added: 23rd November 2016

Calling all dietitians

SE London Community Head and Neck Cancer Team study day Dec 14th London places still available.

Download flyer


Added: 22nd November 2016

The BDA's Dietitians Week 2016 wins Best Social Media Campaign award

Read more


Added: 21st November 2016

Congratulations to Alison Longbottom

Congratulations to PENG member Alison Longbottom for completing the recent PENG membership survey and by doing so entering the free prize draw to win a £25 M&S voucher – Congratulations on winning the voucher and look out for your voucher in the post.


Added: 14th November 2016

BAPEN's National Data Collection Week

Only a month to go until BAPEN's National Data Collection Week Dec 12th 2016 - have you signed up to BAPEN's Nutritional Care Tool? If not please click here and sign up today - great way to track nutritional risk and management of in both hospital and care home settings.


Added: 14th November 2016

Congratulations to Sean White, HEF lead for PENG committee, who received a BAPEN Roll of Honour at the BAPEN conference Nov 8th 2016

Sean White receives Roll of Honour

Added: 14th November 2016

CN Awards 2017 – Don't miss the chance to nominate & WIN!

Download CN press release


Added: 4th November 2016

PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition Survey deadline to respond November 20th 2016

PENG are currently working on the future PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition. We would like to know your opinion through you answering the questions within this short survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JMXBWLQ

Please note that the last question, Q11, asks for your contact email address which is optional and only those that do complete the survey and fill this last question in will be able to be entered for the free prize draw to win a £25 M&S voucher.

Your feedback is important to us and will enable us to incorporate your needs into the plans for the PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition.


Added: 3rd October 2016

Calling PENG members - do you work in the area of learning disabilities?

Click here for more information


Added: 29th September 2016

The Feeding Tube Challenge

On January 18th 2016, Sean White, Home Enteral Feed Dietitian in Sheffield and PENG HEF Clinical Lead, spent a week without all oral diet and fluids, receiving all his nutrition via a naso-gastric tube.

Read more and watch the film


Added: 28th September 2016

PENG Members Survey – deadline 10th October

To help us plan for 2016/17 we would like your feedback, as PENG members, to help us shape the PENG membership benefits and support.

Your opinions are very important to us and your answers will be treated in confidence. Please click here to take part.

Those who complete the survey may choose to be entered into a prize draw where one lucky winner will receive a M&S voucher for £25. The survey should not take more than 15 minutes, the results will be collated in October and summarised at the PENG AGM November 7th.


Added: 28th September 2016

Caring for Someone Who Needs a Flu Jab? Take time to check they are not at risk of malnutrition

Read more on the BAPEN website


Added: 28th September 2016

Introducing The Essentials of Clinical Nutrition – The Updated E-Learning Modules from BAPEN

Read more on the BAPEN website


Added: 23rd September 2016

Winners of the free places for the Clinical Update Course 2017 Announced

We are really pleased to announce the winners of the 5 free (for PENG members) places and thank everyone who applied. Congratulations to all of the winners - named below - who will receive more information in due course:

  • Caitlin Gilfillan, Tayside
  • Bilam Patel, London
  • Rachel Edwards, Liverpool
  • Kerri Major, Glasgow
  • Quynh Truong, Bedford

More information about the PENG Clinical Update Course 2017 can be found HERE and registration opens October 10th.


Added: 21st September 2016

PENG Pre-BAPEN Conference teaching day

Register now for the PENG study day being held in Brighton November 7th 2016, for more details see the updated programme

Registration is via the BAPEN conference 2016 section of the BAPEN website but places are limited so please book early.


Added: 16th September 2016

PENG Clinical Update Course 2017

Dates announced and how you can apply will be announced soon... watch this space.

Find out more


Added: 6th September 2016

Congratulations to Sean White, HEF clinical lead for PENG who has won the Clinical Nutrition Professional of the Year and congratulations to all other award winners as well

For further information on the CN Awards and to read the 2016 CN Award winners article in full, please visit the CN Awards section at: www.nutrition2me.com


Added: 8th August 2016

It's the start of PINNT’s HAN Awareness week 2016, PINNT are delighted with the start they’ve had; let’s hope it continues all week.

You can view their HAN Awareness video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVevgXsKbUs and you can view a patient story each day for the week on: http://pinnt.com/Home-Artificial-Nutrition-Awareness-Weeks/Home-Artificial-Week-2016.aspx

Please do not hestiate to contact PINNT at any point during HAN Awareness week and beyond!


Added: 15th July 2016

Congratulations to PENG member Kirstine Farrer and her team on winning a prestigious Public Health England Award (promoting excellence in Public Health and Well-Being)

Awarded for their work in tackling malnutrition locally and older people. They were nominated by Barbara Keeley MP (Worsley and Eccles South). For more information please visit the following links:

http://www.malnutritiontaskforce.org

http://www.barbarakeeley.co.uk/

http://www.salfordtogether.com/news/


Added: 13th July 2016

Calling all PENG members - the November 7th PENG Extended Skills pre-BAPEN conference teaching day registration is now open and is £65 (incl VAT) for PENG members

See details of the exciting programme HERE and details on how to book HERE. Note we will also be holding the PENG AGM on 7th November.


Added: 7th July 2016

New practical resource for healthcare professionals

The Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community Consensus Panel have just launched a new practical resource for healthcare professionals in identifying and managing those individuals living with COPD who may be at risk of malnutrition

Find out more


Added: 5th July 2016

PENG Award 2016 deadline extended to July 29th

Are you a PENG member? Have you submitted an abstract to BAPEN this year? You could be eligible to enter this year's PENG Award.

More details can be found here (PDF)


Added: 24th June 2016

BAPEN South Region Nutrition Day

BAPEN's South Region are pleased to announce their '10th' South Region Nutrition Day on "meeting nutritional needs” Monday 5th September 2016 at Paultons Park in Hampshire.

Find out more on the BAPEN website


Added: 24th June 2016

Meet the PENG members who won a free place at this year's PENG Clinical Update Course at the course this year

Back Row: Frances Bayley, Maria Cole, Rebecca Coates

Front Row: Rebecca Halsall & Lisa Hughes


Added: 23rd June 2016

BDA Awards 2016

Congratualtions to Anne Holdoway, Ailsa Kennedy and Dr Sara Smith.

Read more


Added: 20th June 2016

BAPEN's National Nutritional Care Data Collection Weeks

The last collection week is w/c June 27th 2016 - are you taking part?

Find out more


Added: 20th June 2016

Regional Nutrition Event July 26th in Birmingham

Regional Nutrition Event July 26th in Birmingham - interactive workshop to raise awareness of the importance of improving nutritional care, disseminate the NHS England commissioning guidance on commissioning excellent nutritional care, share best practice and the tools available to implement the guidance and to discuss any support required across the region to implement best practice.

Find out more


Added: 16th June 2016

Dr Simon Gabe, BAPEN President, has been interviewed in light of the publication of a new report

Please click on the following link to listen to the BBC Hereford & Worcester radio interview. The full interview begins at 01:55:00 - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03wtrkf

Download the 2016 Global Nutrition Report here - http://globalnutritionreport.org/the-report/


Added: 14th June 2016

ENFit Implementation phase two beginning 4th July

To find out more about this please read the Enteral Plastic Safety Group (EPSG) Statement which can be found here


Added: 14th June 2016

The NNNG has just updated and released their Good Practice Guideline ‘Safe Insertion and Ongoing Care of Nasogastric (NG) Feeding Tubes in Adults'

Download the guidelines on the NNNG website


Added: 23rd May 2016

PENG are proud to announce the launch of the PENG Award 2016

Dietitians are asked to submit abstracts that demonstrate the use of outcomes in nutritional support for the PENG Award 2016. This longstanding Award is supported by Abbott Nutrition, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition through a supportive educational grant which enables the winner to attend BAPEN and present their abstract

Download the flyer for more details (PDF)


Added: 16th May 2016

Healtheurope 2016: An integrated approach to a hidden problem - tackling the consequences of malnutrition - May 25th 2016

The event will focus on diverse aspects of public health and policy across Europe, taking place in London with a live audience of around 400 healthcare decision makers, community health and clinical leads, and will also feature live streaming for participants around Europe.

For more information on the programme please see www.healtheurope.eu

On-line participation is free for all or parts of the event. For technical/logistical questions please contact Kauser Aslam (kauser.aslam@healtheurope.eu).


Added: 13th May 2016

PENG are proud to announce the availability of the new patient resource on parenteral nutrition which was developed with PINNT and the NNNG

Read more


Added: 13th May 2016

BPNG Advanced and Fundamentals in Parenteral Nutrition study day June 28th 2016

The study day will be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel Birmingham, fee is only £155 which will also include a year's membership to BPNG.

Download the flyer (PDF)


Added: 16th March 2016

PENG launch the new Dietetic Outcomes Toolkit (DOT) at BDA Live event today (16th March)

Free copies can be downloaded here


Added: 11th March 2016

The Clinical Update Course 2016 is now full and has closed to applications

Click here for course details


Added: 5th February 2016

BDA Live 2016

The next Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group event is being held on Wednesday 16th March in London City.

Find out more on the BDA website


Added: 3rd February 2016

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016

"PENG pledge to continue to work with PINNT and other professional bodies over the coming months to develop a range of resources to guide patients and carers on how to look for, treat or prevent malnutrition and understand the methods of nutrition support available. The resources will include sign-posting guides to help people access good nutritional care."

Nutrition and Hydration Week are asking for organisations and individuals to pledge their support to raising awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration as an essential element of care. Please see the Nutrition and Hydration website for more information and how you can download the logo and templates and ideas www.nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk PENG would really like to hear from members and if you are involved already or planning any events please do let us know peng@bda.uk.com


Added: 11th January 2016

PENG are proud to have partnered with NNNG and PINNT in the development of some resources to support patients on their enteral tube feeding journey

These resources are for use by HCPs with patients and for patients themselves to download.

View resources

Added: 18th December 2015

e-PENlines NEW edition now available to all members

PENG members who are signed up to receive their own copy of e-PENlines should have already received their copy and for those members not signed up yet please visit the member's section of the website to sign up - click here to see what's new in the latest edition.

e-PENLines


Added: 16th December 2015

Healthcare Improvement Scotland announce the launch of their complex nutritional care standards

Read more


Added: 14th December 2015

BAPEN's National Nutritional Care Data Collection Weeks - Second one being this week 14th December

Are you participating in this week's data collection? Do you know someone who is, is this in a care home or hospital setting? The details about the weeks and BAPEN's Nutritional Care Tool can be accessed via http://data.bapen.org.uk/

It would be great to hear from you and your experience peng@bda.uk.com Through participating in the national nutritional care data collection weeks - one per season - you will be helping to gain a broader picture of nutritional care cross the UK and create a national dashboard.


Added: 3rd December 2015

1st December, BAPEN launches Malnutrition Self-Screening Tool

Read more


Added: 3rd December 2015

New data reveals increased cost of malnutrition in England

Read more


Added: 27th November 2015

Statement for BBC online re: malnutrition in Salford

Download PDF


Added: 25th November 2015

Sharp rise in cases of malnutrition at Greater Manchester hospitals

Read more


Added: 20th November 2015

PENG Audit and Research Symposium presentations now available to ALL PENG members

Read more


Added: 16th November 2015

PENG Award 2015 winners receive their award at the PENG Research and Audit Symposium November 16th 2015

PENG Award winners

Added: 11th November 2015

Participate in nutritionDay 19th November 2015

Click here to download the latest newsletter

Visit www.nutritionday.org for more information.


Added: 11th November 2015

CN magazines are proud to announce the launch of the 2016 CN Awards nomination process - do you know anyone who you would like to nominate or maybe your team?

Click here for more information


Added: 2nd November 2015

Over 1000 patients surveyed across 17 organisations during BAPEN's nutritional screening week in September this year

Click here for a summary of the initial findings


Added: 12th October 2015

Implementation Support for Enfit Connector

Timeline, FAQs and Risk Assessment now available.

Summer 2016 - Introduction of all ENFit Tubes, Devices & Syringes.

Download PDF


Added: 9th October 2015

Nutrition and Hydration highlighted and recognised as being essential

NHS England has launched their Guidance for Commissioning Excellent Nutrition and Hydration which can be found here - http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/commissioning/nut-hyd/ It explains how to tackle the problem; how to assess the impact of commissioned services and how commissioners have begun to tackle problems.


Added: 9th October 2015

Congratulations to those who have won a free place on the 2016 PENG Clinical Update Course

The winners are Rebecca Coates, London; Rebecca Halsall, Preston; Lisa Hughes, Stoke Mandeville; Frances Bayley, Aberystwyth; Maria Cole, Bridgend.

Click here for more information on the course


Added: 2nd October 2015

PENG are pleased to announce the winners of this year's PENG Award 2015 who will be presenting their abstract at this year's PENG study day November 16th

For those of you who wish to attend please click here for more information

WINNERS OF PENG AWARD 2015

  • Bruno Mafrici, Nottingham
  • Janet Gordon, Birmingham
  • Amy Eldrid, Edinburgh
  • Mel Baker, Leicester
  • Charlie Proctor, London
  • Lisa Goldie, Glasgow

Added: 21st September 2015

Are you participating in this week's National Nutritional Care Screening Week?

Click here to find out more


Added: 18th September 2015

Have you registered to attend the PENG Audit and Research Day November 16th?

Please click here for more information


Added: 11th September 2015

Participate in our National Nutritional Care Data Collection Weeks – 1st week 21st September 2015

Read more


Added: 8th September 2015

PENG Clinical Update Course 2016 - details now available

Read more


Added: 2nd September 2015

Please answer this month's polls

Vote now


Added: 14th August 2015

St Marks Intestinal failure, rehabilitation and home parenteral nutrition from hospital to home 30th Nov and 1st Dec

Download advert (PDF)


Added: 13th August 2015

e-PENLines Summer 2015 is now available to PENG members - have you received yours yet? If not please sign up

e-PENLines


Added: 22nd July 2015

PENG members - chance to win one of the free places available on the 2016 PENG Clinical Update Course

Deadline is September 28th 2015 - if not a PENG member why not become one and you too can apply this year to be in with a chance to win a free place.

Download application form


Added: 14th July 2015

Calling all dietitians - would you like to apply to become a PENG Clinical Update Course tutor?

Find out more


Added: 26th June 2015

BAPEN launches its Nutritional Care Tool. Sign up for FREE today

Read more


Added: 25th June 2015

Pete Turner

Congratulations to Pete Turner on his prestigious John Lennard Jones Medal

Awarded at DDF BAPEN meeting Wednesday June 24th 2015. More information will follow in e-PENlines...


Added: 19th June 2015

View photos of the winners of the free PENG Clinical Update places who attended this week's PENG Clinical Update Masters course

View Photos


Added: 5th June 2015

Anne Holdoway

PENG Chair Anne Holdoway awarded the prestigious BDA Ibex Award at the BDA Awards evening June 4th 2015

Anne is such an inspiration to us all and truly deserves this award.


Added: 2nd June 2015

Please answer the latest monthly polls

Vote now


Added: 21st May 2015

New Diet Sheets available in the members' section

Read more


Added: 20th May 2015

Why not have a peak at what is in the latest edition of e-PENlines this Spring

Download PDF


Added: 16th May 2015

PENG Award 2015 - Chance to win supportive educational grant of £250

Click here for more details


Dietitians Week June 8th - 12th 2015

Are you involved in any activities during dietitians week?

Why not share via the dietitians week website www.trustadietitian.co.uk/dietitians-week-2015/ and share with us via email peng@bda.uk.com.


Added: 20th April 2015

Latest issue of e-PENlines now available in the members' section

Go to the members' section


Added: 2nd April 2015

PENG announces opportunity for its members to apply for small grants to enable members to undertake research, audit and service evaluation in the area of clinical nutrition and nutrition support

To apply for money through these grants PENG members should complete the appropriate application form.

Read more


Added: 26th March 2015

Latest statement from the Enteral Plastic Safety Group (EPSG) is now available

Read more


Added: 2nd March 2015

Please answer our latest monthly polls

Vote now


Added: 27th February 2015

Are you a dietitian and looking after patients on HPN, would you like to join the LinkedIn group?

Would you like to discuss aspects of care with other dietitians working in this area of nutrition support?

If yes then please consider joining our new LinkedIn group so that we can start an informal HPN dietetic group. The group is called Dietitians in HPN Group UK. We are aiming to set up a contact list of dietitians to share resources and audit/research ideas.

If you have any questions then please email alisonculkin@nhs.net Lead for Parenteral Nutrition PENG committee.


Added: 20th February 2015

PENG Clinical Update Course – Tutors wanted to join the team of course facilitators

Click here for more information about the role and how to apply (PDF)


CN Awards logo

Added: 15th January 2015

CN Awards 2015 – Nominations are now open

Please click here for more details (PDF)


Added: 14th January 2015

BAPEN South Yorkshire Regional Teaching Day – March 13th 2015

Please click here for more details (PDF)


Added: 13th January 2015

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015

"PENG pledge to continue to work with PINNT and other professional bodies over the coming months to develop a range of resources to guide patients and carers on how to look for, treat or prevent malnutrition and understand the methods of nutrition support available. The resources will include sign-posting guides to help people access good nutritional care."

Nutrition and Hydration Week are asking for organisations and individuals to pledge their support to raising awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration as an essential element of care. Please see the Nutrition and Hydration website for more information and how you can download the logo and templates and ideas www.nutritionandhydrationweek.co.uk PENG would really like to hear from members and if you are involved already or planning any events please do let us know peng@bda.uk.com

Added: 1st December 2014

Would you be interested in becoming a PENG research and audit mentor?

Please get in touch with Jacklyn Jones (Research lead for the PENG Committee) at jjones@qmu.ac.uk and you can receive more information about the role. If you would be interested in having a mentor or a point of contact to help answer questions about research and audit then please also get in touch.

You may recall that the PENG committee recently surveyed the PENG membership about their involvement in research and audit activities. As part of this survey members were asked about the support they felt they needed to engage more fully in research and audit. The survey identified several areas of research and audit where members would like more training. Some of these areas such as identifying funding sources and writing for publication will be included in the PENG autumn meeting in 2015. However in addition to formal training many PENG members stated that they would find it beneficial to have an individual point of contact to ask specific questions about the research and audit process. In view of this the PENG committee are aiming to set up a mentoring system to support PENG members in developing their research and audit skills. We are therefore seeking potential mentors to help with this process.


Added: 1st December 2014

Want to make a difference and gain experience? Please consider becoming a member of PINNT's Virtual Nutrition Team – deadline Jan 8th 2015

Find out more details on putting yourself forward for a place on PINNT’s Virtual Nutrition Team (VNT – medical advisory board) http://pinnt.com/News/Calling-all-healthcare-professionals.aspx


Added: 18th November 2014

Draft minutes from PENG AGM 2014 now available in the members section

Download the minutes


Added: 21st October 2014

PENG AGM minutes from November 2013 now approved and available to members

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Added: 17th October 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 PENG Award winners - Alison, Rhys and Ruth

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Added: 9th October 2014

Enteral Plastic Safety Group (EPSG) Statement regarding ISO 80369-3

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Added: 26th September 2014

PENG excited to announce the five winners of the PENG Clinical Update 2015 free place competition

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Ailsa Kennedy

Added: 26th September 2014

Congratulations to Ailsa Kennedy

Congratulations to Ailsa Kennedy, Specialist Community Nutrition Support Dietitian and HETF Clinical Lead PENG who won Complete Nutritions' 2013/14 Clinical Professional of the Year Award and was awarded this week

http://www.nutrition2me.com/cn-awards/cn-awards-2013-14-the-winners


Added: 8th August 2014

We support PINNT and HANs Week 2014

PENG pledge to work with PINNT and other professional bodies to develop a range of resources to guide patients and carers on how to look for, treat or prevent malnutrition and understand the methods of nutrition support available and such resources we will be developing will include sign-posting guides to help people access good nutritional care.

Read more pledges at www.pinnt.com


Added: 30th July 2014

How to apply for this year's PENG Award 2014 - deadline September 5th

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Added: 30th July 2014

Is the Clinical Update Course for you?

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Added: 7th July 2014

Please answer our new polls on the homepage and member's section

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Added: 25th April 2014

See the new PENG Committee structure in the About Us section

PENG Committee page


Added: 14th April 2014

PENG committee would like to hear your thoughts on research and audit and how best to support

Closing date of 30th June. Please follow the link https://surveys.qmu.ac.uk/peng


Added: 17th March 2014

5 year Nutritional Screening Week UK and country specific data launched

Click here to read more on the BAPEN website


Added: 17th March 2014

Take action today with the new Malnutrition Matters: Commitment to Act Guide

Click here to read more on the BAPEN website


Added: 17th March 2014

Revealing patient insight published in new report – Nutritional Care and the Patient Voice: Are we being listened to?

Click here to read more on the BAPEN website


Added: 13th February 2014

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust has worked in collaboration with Health Innovations to produce a Red Mat which stays on the tables of those patients who are at risk of malnutrition or dehydration, to remind staff and inform relatives not to remove any food or drink without informing nursing staff. At present most Trusts use Red Trays, but these are only there during mealtimes, whilst these mats are there 24 hours per day.

Click here for more information


Added: 29th January 2014

e-PENlines is due out on the following dates in 2014 – so the deadline for text will be 10days beforehand:

  • 19th Feb

  • 19th April

  • 18th July

  • 18th Nov


Added: 22nd January 2014

Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community Launches Award Scheme to Encourage Sharing of Best Practice

Please click here to find out more and if you would like to apply

Added: 11th December 2013

Nutrition & Hydration Week 2014 (17-23 March 2014) will see nationwide action to raise awareness of the vital importance of good nutrition and hydration

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Added: 11th December 2013

The latest information about the successful nutritionDay 2013 is now available

Click here to download the December newsletter (PDF)


Added: 18th November 2013

We have added a link to the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics for PENG members in the members section of the website

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Added: 18th November 2013

Self Care Week is this week (November 18-24) with the theme "Self Care for life - Take Control"

Are you taking part in Self Care Week 2013?

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Added: 8th November 2013

Government spending more on nutritional supplements for patients than on hospital meals

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Added: 7th November 2013

Congratulations - The Nutrition Game has won The Nutrition + Health Live 2013 #NHLive award. Resource of the Year #StopThePressure

The Nutrition Game was created by the NHS, in conjunction with BAPEN to help frontline staff learn about a serious subject while having some fun, because most of us learn more when we're enjoying ourselves. The board game works in any care setting, only takes 45 minutes and anyone can play.

The Nutrition Game website provides you with all the information you need to find out more about the game.


Added: 7th November 2013

Today (7th November) is nutritionDay Worldwide

The November newsletter with all the latest news is available here.

Step by step guidance to help with your participation today is available here


Added: 1st November 2013

NNNG launches two new sets of Good Practice Guidelines

The National Nurses Nutrition Group (NNNG) launched two sets of Good Practice Guidelines at its recent annual conference in Birmingham, entitled

  • Obtaining an Accurate Body Weight Measurement in Adults and Children in Primary and Secondary Care Settings and

  • Exit Site Management for Gastrostomy Tubes in Adults and Children

All NNNG Good Practice Guidelines are available to download for a small fee of £12.50 per download for non-NNNG members. NNNG members are able to access all NNNG Good Practice Guidelines as part of their membership, as well as a wide range of other benefits.

Visit the NNNG website for further details


Added: 21st October 2013

PENG Award 2013 Winners announced

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Added: 14th October 2013

PENG hosted a panel session at BAPEN Wednesday 27th November 'Liquidised Food and Feeding Tubes'

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Added: 26th September 2013

Winners of the competition to win a free place on the 2014 PENG Clinical Update course named

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Added: 14th September 2013

PENG Chair Anne Holdoway winner of prestigious CN Clinical Nutrition Professional of the Year Award AND the Nutrition Resource of the Year is Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community

Visit www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk


Added: 14th September 2013

The publishers of CN Magazines are delighted to announce the CN Awards Winners for 2012/13

Download the press release (PDF)


Added: 12th September 2013

Apply for this year's PENG Award now – Have you had an abstract accepted for BAPEN this year? Would you value some support in attending BAPEN?

Click here for more details


Added: 6th September 2013

News about Clinical Update Course 2014 now available

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Added: 6th September 2013

NEW resource for PENG members – Nutrition Support and FeedCalc

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Added: 4th September 2013

New edition of e-PENlines for PENG members now available

Login to the members' section and sign up to receive your PENG e-newsletter.

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Added: 4th September 2013

Book now for the BDA Live event in October - great event offering something to all dietitians - also see PENG there

For more information go to www.bdalive.co.uk


Added: 2nd September 2013

PENG Pocket Guide to Clinical Nutrition - reprinted versions of tables now available

Click here to read more on the Pocket Guide page


Added: 31st July 2013

PENG Clinical Update Course – Tutors wanted

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Added: 31st July 2013

PINNT announces the UK’s first Home Artificial Nutrition (HANs) Week 5-12 August 2013

PINNT, the charity and patient support group for all adults and children managing ‘life on-line’ at home with artificial nutrition therapies, is running the UK’s first ever Home Artificial Nutrition Week.

Website: www.pinnt.com


Added: 9th July 2013

New resources are available at www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk which include:

  • Managing Malnutrition with Oral Nutritional Supplementswww.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/leaflets-hcp
    An A4 two sided printable leaflet which gives professionals an overview to malnutrition and includes information on the types of ONS available and patient suitability. It details the different styles, flavours and products available as a quick guide.

  • Nutrition Drinkswww.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/leaflets-patients-and-carers
    An A4 two sided printable leaflet which outlines to patients why they have been prescribed oral nutritional supplements and offers them general advice on getting the most from their supplements, for example advice on cooking with supplements and storage.

  • Your Guide to Making the Most of Your Foodwww.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/leaflets-patients-and-carers
    An A4 printable leaflet which gives simple ideas as to how patients can get the most nutrition from the food they are eating.

A series of short videos outlining key issues are also now on line and can be viewed via the following link - www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk/videos


Added: 4th July 2013

PENG Members opportunity to win one of the five free places on 2014 Clinical Update course

Click here for further details