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New study published highlighting the saving in bed days from reducing malnutrition in community patients

Potential of earlier detection and treatment of disease related malnutrition with oral nutrition supplements to release acute care bed capacity.  Abstract A recent systematic review and meta-analysis shows that appropriate

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Cancer prevention and improving outcomes

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) hosted a round table discussion on the role of lifestyle factors, including nutrition, in preventing cancer and improving outcomes in treatment.

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HIQA publishes report on nutrition in hospitals

HIQA releases report on nutrition in Irish hospitals Hospitals must implement screening for all patients and have a nutrition steering group in place, according to a new review of nutritional

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Surgery must be recognised as a treatment option for Type 2 diabetes

First-ever Type 2 diabetes surgery clinical guidelines from leading international diabetes organisations A leading group of international diabetes organisations is calling for obesity surgery to be recognised as a standard

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Zero Harm – Good Nutrition & Hydration Launched by Tallaght Hospital

In the same week that HIQA’s published its report on nutrition and hydration care in the public acute hospitals, Tallaght Hospital launched its new campaign in its Zero Harm series,

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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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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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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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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