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Enteral Nutrition Training for Care Providers


Each 3½ hour training session aims to provide information about:


  • Leicestershire Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Service
  • Caring for a client with a gastrostomy tube in situ
  • Bolus feeding and use of enteral nutrition pumps
  • Infection control issues
The sessions are organised and run by staff from the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Services (LNDS) Home Enteral Nutrition Team, and are held at LNDS Headquarters.
To enquire about available dates and obtain an application form, please contact the Home Enteral Nutrition Service office on 0116 222 7161.

Nutrition Screening and Care Planning -Training for Care Home Staff


Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service delivers in-house training sessions for care home staff.  Sessions available are:


Nutritional Screening and Care Planning - training for care home staff. 

This training is aimed at senior care / nursing staff who are undertaking nutritional screening and care planning, and will help you to meet the Care Quality Commission standards on meeting nutritional needs of your residents (2.5 hour session).

The session incorporates the following topics:

  • Nutritional screening
  • Calculating weights, heights, BMIs and interpreting weight loss
  • Food fortification
  • Nutritional care plans and monitoring


Nutritional Care of People with Dementia - aimed at all staff who work with residents with dementia.

The session includes practical activities, discussions and incorporates the following topics (2 hour session).
  • Identifying common nutritional problems in dementia
  • Identifying residents at risk of malnutrition
  • Identifying strategies to assist in the care of residents at risk of not meeting their nutritional needs



Charges for the above sessions:

Sessions are held at your own residential / care home for up to 12 staff at a cost of £53 per hour.


Please call the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service for more information about other training options available on 0116 222 7170 

Alternatively write to Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service, OSL House, East Link, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1XU