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Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community is a practical guide and pathway to assist community healthcare professionals in identifying and managing the 3 million people in the UK at risk of disease-related malnutrition. It has been developed by a multi-professional team and is supported/endorsed by ten key organisations.

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Managing Malnutrition
According to Risk Category
using 'MUST'

The 'Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool' ('MUST') is a simple validated 5 step nutrition screening tool to identify malnutrition risk. Where use of a screening tool is not possible or practical, clinical judgement may be used. Actions to manage malnutrition should be linked to the degree of malnutrition risk.

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Pathway for using Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) in the Management of Malnutrition

Where individuals require (or already have) a prescription of ONS, this pathway will guide you in setting goals, deciding on dose and duration of ONS, how and when to monitor progress and when to discontinue prescription.

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Specific Support for Common Conditions

A number of resources are available that have been developed to assist healthcare professionals supporting patients at risk of malnutrition as a result of a specific condition. These include:

Lung Cancer COPD

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The 'Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community document and pathway' has been endorsed/supported by the following associations:

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