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 Formulary Chapter 9: Nutrition and blood - Full Chapter

The guideline for 'Appropriate prescribing of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) in the treatment of Adult Malnutrition in primary care' can be accessed on netFormulary via this link

Joint Staffordshire CCG's Statement Regarding ONS in Primary Care.

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCG's recommend in all cases of Malnutrition:

1. Appropriate nutritional assessment should be undertaken to assess risk in all patients.

2. Food fortification or over-the-counter nutritional supplements should be advised as firt-line treatment in patients with low/medium nutritional risk.

3. For patients at high risk (or those who fail to achieve the target MUST scores after first-line treatment) should be considered for ONS supplements or dietetic referral as detailed in the guidelines.

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