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Pharmacists have regular contact with patients (especially those with long term conditions) and the general public.  The BAPEN Malnutrition Matters Commitment to Act document outlines three key responsibilities for Community Pharmacists in the identification and management of malnutrition:

  1. Direct patients to the leaflets available via the malnutrition pathway website
  2. Support the implementation of the community malnutrition pathway
  3. Support the use of the ‘MUST’ tool in screening for malnutrition

Pharmacists can play a key role in prevention, early identification and treatment of malnutrition.  They also have the knowledge to advice on types and usage of ONS when required.

A number of resources have been developed for use by Pharmacists including:

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