Programme Brief

Undernutrition Awareness and Training

OPEN ToolkitDevelopment of the Older People's Essential Nutrition (OPEN) toolkit is part of the work of the Wessex AHSN Nutrition in Older People Programme, with support from a range of stakeholders in the health, social care and voluntary sectors... Find out more >

Evaluating Integrated Approaches to Undernutrition Screening & Care Planning

The Wessex AHSN is supporting a number of projects aimed at evaluating integrated approaches to undernutrition screening and care planning. Both our pan-Dorset Malnutrition Programme (see below) and our OPEN Eastleigh project have been featured in... Find out more >

Past Projects: Our Lessons Learnt

This page features information about three of our past projects ('OPEN Eastleigh Project', 'Nutrition Awareness in Community Pharmacies' and 'Food is a 'MUST''). A brief overview of each project has been provided, along with some of lessons learnt... Find out more >

Integrated Working with the Voluntary and Domiciliary Care Sectors

The Wessex AHSN is working with a range of voluntary sector organisations to help raise awareness of undernutrition in the community and to evaluate approaches for how best to do this. At present there is limited evidence available to support the ... Find out more >

Malnutrition Evaluation Framework

The role of the Wessex AHSN is to get the evidence base into routine practice. Achieving this often involves trying to introduce something new into a busy, sometimes chaotic, real world setting or context which brings with it complications of impl... Find out more >

Nutrition Events in Wessex

Nutrition Care Wessex Conference 2018: Making Undernutrition in Older People Everyone's ResponsibilitySave the date for our conference, which will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at the Novotel Hotel in Southampton. Agenda and details on how to ... Find out more >

News and Publications

A key part of our work is sharing the outcomes from our projects and learning. The following publications, articles and abstracts have been produced by our team or feature our projects (PDFs of our posters, abstracts, article and publications can ... Find out more >

Nutrition Wheel - Pilot Project

The ‘Nutrition Wheel’ is a new interactive tool we are piloting with volunteers. The tool aims to identify whether someone is at increased risk of undernutrition by asking some simple questions, and then provides some basic advice and signposting ... Find out more >

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