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Undernutrition is often thought of as being a third world problem that doesn't affect the western population. Unfortunately this is not the case. At any one time there are over 3 million adults that are undernourished in the UK. This can have very serious consequences for those individuals but also the economy of the nation.

Focus on Undernutrition is an award winning team that strives to prevent unavoidable undernutrition.

This site is primarily aimed at professionals working within health and social care. However if you are interested in finding out more about undernutrition or worried you might be at risk you might find the 'how to' pages useful. If you do have any concerns or queries then you should contact your GP or dietitian.

"As Nurse Advisor for a Commissioning PCT, I have a remit for assuring quality of care so I welcomed the Chief Nursing Officer's High Impact Actions and saw them as a "toolbox" of best practice to improve the care provided tor patients. One of the HIAs is about keeping nourished getting better..."

Debbie Edwards

Nurse Advisor for NHS County Durham & Darlington