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Nutrition Support Team

The nutrition support team supports people who are who are malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished (undernourished) due to disease. Alongside the nutrition nurses, we support those who require tube feeding to meet their nutritional needs.
The service consists of dietitians, nutrition nurses, dietetic assistants and administration staff, and provide a range of services, including:

  • Clinics -  for patients, able to access a local clinic. 
  • Patients Own Homes –  home visits for bedbound patients, on oxygen or require GP visits at home.
  • Care Homes – support for patients receiving nutritional support in care homes and training for nursing staff.
  • Home Enteral Feeding (tube feeding) - coordinating this service across Birmingham.
  • Nutrition Nurses - supporting patients receiving nutritional support in the community, as well as supporting dietetic colleagues and providing training for nursing staff and relatives/other agencies. Training is done on a team/patient specific basis and monthly training sessions across Birmingham. The nurses also work with various hospitals to help in the discharge of patients receiving tube feeding and undertake pre-feeding tube assessments in the community.

For details of how to refer a patient for Nutrition Support, see the referrals section.
To view various guidelines related to Nutrition Support see the links and resources section.

Nutrition Support Service Information Leaflet

Nutrition Support Team Training

Training sessions are often provided by the Nutrition Support Service as part of an established course or training programme, such as the importance of nutrition in wound healing; nutrition and hydration of patients in the Community Hospitals; and nutrition and its role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as part of a rehabilitation programme.

Training can also be provided on an ad-hoc basis where appropriate. Please contact the Nutrition Support Service at Gee Business Centre, Tel: 0121 683 2300

MUST’ E-learning Training

Please click on: https://secure.digitalroutes.co.uk/bham to register and choose your working environment – either Primary Care or Care Home/Intermediate Care/Community Hospitals.  Each user then needs to register with a username and password to enable them to login and complete the module, assessment and receive an online certificate.  Please contact the Nutrition Support Team at Gee Business Centre, Tel: 0121 683 2300 for any further information.



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Training can also be provided on an ad-hoc basis where appropriate. Please contact the Nutrition Support Team at Gee Business Centre, Tel: 0121 683 2300