The National Hydration Network (NHN) was established in 2015 to raise greater awareness about the long-standing problem of dehydration in elderly care. The NHN operates as a voluntary representative, multi-disciplinary expert group of health and social care professionals, academics, and organisations associated with health and social care, including representation from the Care Quality Commission and product innovations concerning the management of oral hydration for those being cared for nationally.
Our vision is to represent the interests of those providing and those receiving care, by raising awareness of areas where improvement in holistic hydration care is required and cascade relevant research and examples of best practice. The NHN aims to influence national policy and strategy to promote good hydration care across adult health and social care, with a primary focus on elderly and vulnerable care.
In 2019, the NHN came under the umbrella of the Malnutrition Task Force to strengthen our combined work to tackle malnutrition and dehydration in older people.
To find out more about the National Hydration Network or register your interest in joining, please contact us.