What is a nutrition nurse specialist – and could you be one?
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What is a nutrition nurse specialist – and could you be one?

Claire Campbell Nutrition lead nurse, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, National Nurses Nutrition Group

The skills and experience you need to work with patients and other teams to deliver appropriate, safe feeding in hospital and at home

Nutrition nurse specialists support patients whose ability to maintain their nutritional intake through eating and drinking is compromised. This may mean they need supported oral intake, enteral tube feeding, or the provision of parenteral nutrition.

Nursing Standard. 38, 3, 55-56. doi: 10.7748/ns.38.3.55.s20

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