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NNNG Committee Meeting Minutes November 2011

NNNG Committee Meeting

6th and 7th November Working Weekend 2011



Attending: Liz Evans, Neil Wilson, Carolyn Best, Barbara Dovaston, Winnie Magambo, Anne Myers, Linda Warriner, Tracy Earley



1 Apologies – Anne Myers Day 1
2 Responsibility Roles of Committee Members Winnie agreed to be Vice Chair to support Liz.

Tracy agreed to buddy Neil

Barbara agreed to buddy Anne

Linda agreed to buddy Carolyn

3 Good Practice Statements– Discussion took place around whether the term the Statements  “minimum practice” statements or whether they should be “Good practice” practice statements.  All agreed to accept “Good Practice” as a our terminology through this group of publications. 

Moving on….. We agree to ask for 3 volunteers from members (plus Andrea Cartwright), to blindly Peer review the two current Good Practice statements.

Following that –Once approved,  then they will be disseminated to the NNNG group for comments about the usefulness of the statement, before moving on to looking at further Good practice Statements.


This process was agreed as the template for the evolution and publication of further Good Practice Statements.







4 Further Good Practice Statements Planned:PN

Oral Nutrition / Nutrition Assessment

Were suggested.  However this was agreed to be put on hold until the current Good Practice Statements have been published and evaluated.

5 Website to have 4 people to be able to upload and remove items to maintain it.This was demonstrated by the web designer who will make major modifications to it.

Discussion took place around whether we should offer a place on the website for all local policies / procedures.  Agreement gained to restrict this to the Yahoo website only when asked for information, and not for it to be volunteered as local guidance will differ from centre to centre.

 NW, CB, LW,  TE
6 Writing Business CaseMetrics / Activity/ Service Outcome

Job description compilation


Agreed for all to send their own to TE and she will then send to NW for agreement before uploading



7 BAPEN Programmes 2011 Confirmed now – Liz to ChairThis symposium –

Home parenteral nutrition the collaboration between primary and secondary care

  1. How it should work
  2. Time to go home
  3. Pathways to independence


Mia Small Consultant Nurse – St Marks (Confirmed)

Simon Gabe – Consultant Gastroenterologist – St Marks  (Confirmed)

Anne Bradley – HPN CoordinatorSalford(Confirmed)

Chris Shaw to find patient.


Symposium will be on 2nd Day (30th November 2011)


Stand confirmed by BAPEN for the NNNG

Stand staffed by committee Day 1,  Winnie and Barbara, Day 2,

Neil Liz and Linda


BAPEN 2012 suggested outline discussed – doing it safely (enteral) Barbara to forward copy of the paperwork for consultation and ideas.


















8 Conference 2012See Template enclosed


Programme suggestions for 2012,

Key note speech

Wales Feeding Pathway

Community ? Industry Nurse focus

District Nurses


Pathway of Care

Small Bowel Transplantation

PN – Sepsis – Line blockage

Nutrition in Dementia


Consider splitting member presentations over 2 days


Advanced Skills Study Day

To be embedded within the Conference in 2012, if the conference is managed by the conference group, with 2 break out groups on both days to split the lecture format up for members




9 Discussion took place around the number of meetings which should take place annually in order to be cost effective and release time for members. 

6 meetings were held in 2011 plus a two-day away.


The group decided to reduce the number of meetings to 4 per year, plus an annual away weekend.


10 Standing agenda Items