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August 24th Conference: Surgery and diabetes

World experts suggest surgery could transform type 2 diabetes management World renowned experts in the field of diabetes will meet today, 24th August, in University College Dublin to discuss radical

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HIQA review of patient nutrition in hospitals commences this week

On 29th July, all public acute hospitals, other than stand–alone maternity and paediatric hospitals, will receive a detailed self-assessment questionnaire which they must complete and return within 4 weeks to

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Olivia Sinclair, HSE Quality Improvement Programme Lead for Nutrition & Hydration

A National Advisory Group on Nutrition and Hydration has now been established by the Quality Improvement Division under the chairmanship of IrSPEN chair, Professor John Reynolds.  The group will support

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Identifying malnourished patients: Nurses in Beaumont Hospital driving change

Mary Corcoran speaks with Carmel O’Hanlon, Elaine Bradley, and Marie Hennigan in Beaumont Hospital about how they are identifying and intervening with patients at risk of malnutrition while saving money.

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IrSPEN Home Enteral Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

HEN is a key area identified by IrSPEN for guideline development Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) is a key area identified by IrSPEN members for guideline development. A multi-professional Working Group

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IrSPEN Conference March 2015

Conference and Policy Seminar highest attendance to date. Presentations now available The opening day of the IrSPEN National Conference was devoted to a policy seminar ‘Establishing nutrition as a safety priority: 

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IrSPEN receive award at MNI in Leipzig

Niamh Rice being presented with a cheque for €30,000 by the Medical Nutrition International Industry and ESPEN. This award is for the country who has made a difference in the

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Prof Carel Le Roux joins Board of IrSPEN

Prof Carel Le Roux joins Board of IrSPEN At the recent AGM Professor Carel Le Roux was elected on to the Board of IrSPEN. Professor John Reynolds, Chair, welcomed Professor

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IMI Article

IrSPEN chair says malnutrition and associated issues are costing health system more than obesity – Irish Medical Independent Disease-related malnutrition costs at least €1.4 billion per year and is estimated