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The PENG Award is an annual supportive educational grant sponsored by Abbott, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia who each give £500 sponsorship.

In recent years PENG as one of the umbrella groups of BAPEN have awarded £500 each to three PENG members who have had an abstract accepted to BAPEN. The award is open to all PENG members who can submit their BAPEN abstract to be scored by PENG to allocate the awards to the three highest scoring. It is an excellent opportunity for a PENG member to attend a prestigious conference and present their work in person.

Sadly in 2020 due to COVID19 BAPEN conference was cancelled. PENG optimistically planned to hold a joint study day in March 2012 with the Critical Care Specialist Group (CCSG) of the BDA and offered SIX supportive educational grants of £250 to allow an exciting opportunity for 6 PENG members to enable them to present an abstracts of audit /research, service development and innovative practice in relation to recent COVID19 events. Unfortunately, the joint study day was not able to take place due to COVID19 restrictions. However PENG are delighted to be able to allow the 5 members who submitted original pieces of work the opportunity to present this via a PENG webinar and present them with a PENG award for their outstanding contribution, which they can use to attend a future educational event. The 2020 PENG award winning abstracts are:

  • Service evaluation following prompt implementation of a virtual dietetic Rapid Access Clinic. By Emma Armstrong, London
  • Impact of implementing a Rapid Access Dietetic Service to Care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. By Stela Chervenkova
  • Critical care dietetic outcomes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. By Steve Evans Cardiff
  • Quality improvement project to assess effect of Covid-19 on nutritional status post ICU. By Frances Greer, Bristol
  • Barriers to enteral nutrition in patients with COVID 19 amongst healthcare professionals: a questionnaire study. By Naomi Westran, Surrey

To hear the winners present their work and be able to ask questions live please register for the PENG Award winners webinar at 6pm on Tuesday 20th April 2021. Registration details

PENG 2021 Award

The BAPEN education committee are currently working hard to confirm details of the 2021 conference. Abbott, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia have again offered £500 sponsorship, for which PENG are very grateful. Therefore, we aim to have a 2021 PENG Award for members who have BAPEN abstracts accepted, closing date will be 25th June 2021 so please start planning to write up hard work in an abstract now to be ready in time and look out for announcement of award.

For further information please contact Carole-Anne Fleming, PENG Education at

PENG Award Winners 2019

PENG Award winners 2019

Congratulations to Robynne Cranston, Sorrel Burden and Veronica Maher who were awarded PENG Awards for 2019.

PENG Award Winners 2018

PENG Award winners 2018

Congratulations to the PENG Award Winners 2018 - awarded at the PENG AGM November

Pictured: Jennifer Leyland with Fresenius Kabi, David Gray with Abbott and Nutricia, Sean White's award picked up by Kate Hall with all sponsors.

PENG Award Winners 2017

PENG Award winners 2017

Congratulations to Bruno Mafrici, Jenny Gregg, Morag Pearson and Renita Kwong who were awarded PENG Awards for 2017.

PENG Award Winners 2016

PENG Award winners 2016

Congratulations to Sean White, Paula Young and Stephanie Richardson who were awarded PENG Awards for 2016.

2016 Winning Presentations

Developing an Extended Role in the Management of Enteral Feeding Tubes – a Dietitian's Journey

– Paula Young

Extended Role & Outcomes

Examining the Role of Patient Values in Decisions About Long-term Enteral Feeding: A Qualitative Study

– Sean White

Introducing Outcome Measures for Home Enteral Feeding (HEF) Patients in Chichester

– Stephanie Richardson

PENG are pleased to announce the winners of PENG Award 2015 who presented their abstracts at the PENG study day November 16th 2015

PENG Award winners 2015


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

PENG Award 2014

PENG Award winners 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 PENG Award Winners - Rhys White, Alison Culkin and Ruth Stow

PENG are also grateful to the supporters of the Award who are Abbott Nutrition, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition.

PENG Award 2013

PENG Award winners 2013

PENG Educational Officer Update by Carole-Anne Fleming

PENG (PENG) in association with Abbott Nutrition, Fresenius Kabi and Nutricia would like to congratulate Ann Ashworth, Lucy Bartkowiak, Toril Ofstad and Rhys White (pictured from left to right) the winners of the PENG award 2013. Each winner will receive a £500 supportive educational grant which will allow then to attend the 21st Conference or another relevant educational conference/study day. Reports of how each winner has used their grant will appear in e- PENlines next year.

The FOUR winning abstracts that were submitted were:

An investigation into food and fluid provision and consumption in a Scottish rehabilitation hospital for older adults. By T.W.K. Ofstad, E. Bannerman, H.I.M. Davidson and J. Jones, Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU, UK

A retrospective study investigating the impact of radical radiotherapy on the nutritional status of patients with lung cancer. By R. White and E. Palmgren, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 9RT, UK

Dietary nitrate – an unrecognized nutrient? By A. Ashworth, S.J. Bailey, G.M. Hayward, F. DiMenna, A. Vanhatalo, A.M. Jones, Sport and Health Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2 LU, UK

Evaluation of food record charts used within the hospital setting to estimate energy and protein intakes. By L. Bartkowiak, J. Jones and E. Bannerman, Queen Margaret University, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 6UU, UK.

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