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Nursing and Residential Care Homes

Dietitians work with nursing and residential homes to provide support to staff on screening for malnutrition and managing residents who are at risk of malnutrition.  This can involve providing training and resource materials for care home staff.  It also involves working with GPs and care home staff to ensure that prescribed nutritional supplements (ONS) are being used appropriately. 
Please contact our Headquarters on 0116 222 7170 if you would like more information on this service.

Dietetic Referrals for patients in care homes

Referrals from care home staff must now be made by the patients GP via SystmOne or PRISM to
MUST screening tool should be completed together with adherance to the LLRAPC guidelines
Community staff can refer care home patients via E-refer tasks where they have access to SystmOne.
Those care homes under the dedicated Enhanced Prescribing/Medicines Optimisation Teams have a separate referral process. Please contact or Headquarters for details. 0116 222 7170
Useful resources relating to food first and practical tips for care home staff can be found on the patients & public section under:

Nutrition in illness


Training available: