National Nurses Nutrition Group National Nurses Nutrition Group

Barbara Dovaston

Barbara works as a lead clinical nurse specialist for Nutrition at The Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust in Birmingham, across three sites, working with both enteral and parenteral patients. Since qualifying as a RGN in 1994 Barbara has worked within gastroenterology on both medical and surgical wards and endoscopy culminating in a short spell as the clinical nurse specialist for Gastroenterology. An interest in nutrition led Barbara to join the nutrition support nurses in 2000 and was appointed as the lead in 2004. Since this point the nursing nutrition team has expanded so that Barbara now manages 5 other nurses. Barbara represents the NNNG on the BAPEN programs committee and the Enteral Plastic Safety Group.