Malnutrition and Nutritional Deficiency
Malnutrition, including specific nutritional deficiencies, is both a cause and a consequence of disease in adults and children. Malnutrition is common but often under-recognised and under-treated despite its known impact on wellbeing, physical function, disease risk and mortality.
Malnourished individuals go to their GP more often, are admitted to hospital more frequently, stay on the wards for longer, succumb to infections and can even end up being admitted to long term care of dying unnecessarily.
Improved awareness may trigger benefits across the whole spectrum of patient care. Please find below a range of malnutrition and nutritional deficiency resources.
Malnutrition services commissioning guidance and toolkit
Infant milk prescribing guidance
This guidance covers appropriate prescribing of infant formula in cow's milk protein intolerance, lactose intolerance and other special groups.
European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
Social Care Institute for Excellence
RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity Malnutrition and Health
The RCGP Introductory Certificate in Obesity Malnutrition and Health is a self-directed learning package suitable for individual learning or small group cascade training. It involves completion of the 6 e-learning modules plus attendance at hands-on practical sessions based on the accompanying interactive workbook and slide set. This can be run locally in small groups with or without specialist input. For further information about hosting local training courses contact Rachel Pryke through Clinical Innovation and Research Centre firstname.lastname@example.org