NNNG Committee Meeting
16th April 2013
Solihull – Birmingham
Attending: Liz Evans, Neil Wilson, Carolyn Best, Barbara Dovaston, Winnie Magambo, , Lena Walliman (LWM)
|1||Apologies – Linda Warriner|
|2||Minutes of January 2013 meeting agreed as accurate record|
Constitution review – not discussed
RCP – ? launched 10 tips LE to contact
Nutricia Stoma Care poster – NNNG signed off
|4||Updates from External Committees
BAPEN Education and Training
More decision trees drafted by dietitian’s
The NNNG are doing the HPN pumps and granuloma care
RCP Nutrition Group
Enteral Plastics Safety Group
Blenderised foods taken on board for discussion ie; via feeding tubes. Committee have had discussion relating to this area of practice. Barbara to send a summary to the next newsletter.
Very useful for cross communications between BAPEN and core groups.
NNNG External Work
BJN awards. LE/NW judging – ceremony was 22nd March
Tracey Warren led her team at Nottingham University Hospitals to develop and launch the trust wide campaign “Mealtimes Matter” to promote nutritional care.
|5||Constitution Review – Not discussed.|
|6||Website – successful online membership this year.
ACTION: NW / DA
|7||Good Practice Statements Update – Granuloma guidelines started and ongoing care of nasogastric tubes to be developed. No further action with these at present due to workload commitments. These are to be taken forward at June meeting.
– ACTION: All members
|8||Conference 2013 –
Venue: St John’s Hotel Solihull
Jane Cummings unable to speak.
Programme still not finalised – all speakers have been contacted.
MND TBC –
Member Presentations to go out soon
Keynote Speech – CQC approached
Palliative Care – TBC
Antibiotic locks – microbiologists
NNNG committee approved £250 educational grant for this year’s winner of the poster and oral presentation at conference (total 500.00). This will have a 12 month expiry to redeem. LWM to devise terms and conditions.
|9|| Standing agenda items (All)
Chairs Update –
Nutrition and Hydration Week in March was well supported. ? another week planned later in the year addressing safety issues in artificial nutrition.
BAPEN Exec update sent to committee
BAPEN – annual meeting with chairs – date TBC
RCN – LE attended 8th April 2013 to present to the forum chairs update meeting. This is run twice yearly. Presentation well received regarding NNNG function.
RCN – Gastro Forum – LE & WM attended to represent NNNG on 15th April – all aspects/national groups forf gastro nursing were represented (stoma nursing, UGI, Hepatology, BSG/Endoscopy nursing, IBD, Crohns/Colitis), led by Isobel Mason – Chair. Key focus was on networking with other nurses from similar specialities regarding education. ? teleconference in 6 months to discuss education opportunities. Closer relationship being developed. Imaging nursing forum interested in NG guidelines (NNNG).
Following discussion on the NNNG discussion board LE to email some members to ask if anyone wishes to work on developing NNNG fluid balance guidelines.
LE – To present at Better Hospital Food Forum in May.
Bank balance standing at 31k. Online payments now with Co-operative Bank much easier. Clarification needed regarding what the committee can claim as expenses. This will be lead by BD and discussed at June meeting.
279 members – 34 new members to the group this year.
CN – 11th May – advert for conference.
Newsletter – June – membership update
In touch in May
E touch in July
Working weekend Committee Meeting – 16th-17th June 2013 – Birmingham
NNNG Conference – 30th and 1st September/October – Birmingham
Committee Meeting – 19th November –Birmingham