The NNNG was established in 1986 and soon after became a registered charity. Initially the focus of the group was enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Over recent years this focus has widened to reflect the increasing profile of nutrition: from screening strategies and mealtimes to the complex nature of artificial feeding. The group originally consisted largely of nutrition nurse specialists, but over recent years the membership has expanded from 169 members in 2010 to 303 members today. These include nurses from the public and private sectors, secondary and primary care, allied health professions, children’s nurses and university lecturers who are all passionate about working together and sharing good practice.
Liz Evans, Chair of the NNNG says “I am proud of our diverse membership and would like to warmly welcome returning members and those new members joining the group for the first time. By working together to share ideas, good practice and innovation we can impact upon improvements in patient care. Each and every one of us have a valuable contribution to make and the fact that you have joined the group demonstrates that you share our commitment and drive towards ensuring that we continue to promote excellence in nutritional care”.