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Individuals at risk of undernutrition have:
- 6% more GP call outs
- 9% higher prescription costs
- 5% higher hospital admission rates

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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.

"It is well documented that there are issues with under nutrition in the UK, however it is action that is needed. It is good to recognise good practice in addressing these issues and the Focus on Undernutrition Service is a prime example of this. Improving nutritional care is vital not only for the recipient, but also for the health and social care services who would have to address major issues if this doesn't take place..."

Derek Johnson

Chair, National Association of Care Catering (NACC)