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Nutrition & Hydration Week

This global movement aims to focus on nutrition and hydration as an important part of quality care, experience and safety improvement in health and social care settings.

Below are the top 5 characteristics of good nutrition and hydration care.

1. Screen all patients and service-users to identify malnourishment or risk of malnourishment and ensure actions are progressed and monitored.

2. Together with each patient or service user, create a personal care/support plan enabling them to have choice and control over their own nutritional care and fluid needs.

3. Care providers should include specific guidance on food and beverage services and other nutritional & hydration care in their service delivery and accountability arrangements.

4. People using care services are involved in the planning and monitoring arrangements for food service and drinks provision.

5. Food and drinks should be provided alone or with assistance in an environment conducive to patients being able to consume their food (Protected Mealtimes).

Explore the other 5 characteristics and view explainer videos by clicking here: https://tinyurl.com/jfstajv

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