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Medical Practices

Focus on Undernutrition works in partnership with local commissioners and medical practices across County Durham and Darlington, to establish processes for appropriate prescribing of nutritional supplements. This is through:

  • Care pathway for the identification and treatment of undernutrition
  • Care pathway for the prescribing and monitoring of nutritional supplements in adults
  • Computer templates linked to ‘MUST’ and core care plans
  • Range of patient resources
  • Training for healthcare professionals in medical practices
  • Establishing the role of Nutrition Champions within each medical practice

Evaluation of implementing Focus on Undernutrition into surgeries identified an average 30% reduction of inappropriate prescriptions for nutritional supplements, resulting in savings of over £5,000 within 6 months.