Preventing malnutrition in later life

Interactive workshops for improving dignity and nutrition in hospitals


Last year, the London School of Economics published research showing that older, more vulnerable patients were more likely to face a poor experience in hospital with regard to dignity and help with eating.

Following this research, Age UK (a co-sponsor of the Malnutrition Task Force), LSE, and NHS England are holding workshops for health professionals.

During the workshops, you will hear from the researchers at the LSE, who will briefly explain their work, and from Catherine Thompson (Head of Patient Experience, Acute Services, NHS England), and Ruthe Isden (Head of Health Influencing, Age UK).

A range of speakers representing providers will also be detailing their initiatives in how they’ve approached this issue and we’ll be examining how to identify those who are vulnerable, and discuss dignity.

There will be an opportunity for table discussions and Q and As. This will be a solutions-focused and interactive workshop.

In terms of attendees, it would be most beneficial for health professionals working in wards.

The events are free, and will be held in London, Bristol and Leeds, and will run 10am – 4pm with lunch provided.

To register for an event and for more details, please click below:

Register for London

Register for Bristol

Register for Leeds

The agenda is in the process of being confirmed and will be added to this page as soon possible.

If you’d like more information please get in touch with Nadia Kalam at Age UK –

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