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NICE Launch Clinical Knowledge Summary (CKS) Focused on Adult Malnutrition

The CKS topic covers screening, identification, management and monitoring of adults with malnutrition or those at risk of malnutrition, who need nutrition support in primary care.

Content has been created from a literature review (Nov 2023) to identify evidence-based guidelines, UK policy, systematic reviews, and key randomised controlled trials. The evidence base has been reviewed in detail, and recommendations are clearly justified and transparently linked to the supporting evidence, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline ‘Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition’, the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) nutritional toolkit ‘Malnutrition matters. Meeting quality standards in nutritional care’, the Malnutrition Pathway publications Managing adult malnutrition in the community, Ten top tips for implementing the Malnutrition Pathway: GPs, and Managing malnutrition in COPD, as well as associated articles and expert opinion.

CN’s Editor Anne Holdoway, who is Chair of the Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community guidance (, said: “The Malnutrition pathway panel – many of whom are active members of BAPEN – are delighted to see many of the Malnutrition Pathway evidence-based materials and resources, highlighted throughout the Clinical Knowledge Summary produced by NICE. We hope that the creation of this CKS on adult malnutrition by NICE, will further emphasise the importance of identifying, treating and preventing malnutrition in today’s health and social care environments.”

To view the CKS, please visit:

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