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Pumps, feed and sets: is procurement limiting outcomes?

Pumps, feed and sets: is procurement limiting outcomes?

Ojo, Omorogieva ORCID: 0000-0003-0071-3652 (2015) Pumps, feed and sets: is procurement limiting outcomes? British Journal of Nursing, 24 (3). pp. 146-149. ISSN 0966-0461 (doi:

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This article aims to review the unique ways in which enteral feed, ancillary items and pumps are procured in the UK and to evaluate whether these are inhibiting innovation and reducing the choices of patients. There are a number of models that have been developed across the UK for the procurement of enteral feed, feeding accessories and pump. The two most common are the hospital-based nutrition support team, which may have an overarching role in the community, and the home enteral nutrition (HEN) team, a multidisciplinary community-based team with skilled health professionals dedicated to the delivery of the enteral nutrition service. While the HEN service has its advantages over other models in the community, it is primarily driven by its clinical role. The lack of significant opportunity for clinical audits and research within the service limits the prospects for service improvement, innovation and patients’ choices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: enteral feed, ancillary items, procurement, HEN team, primary care, nutrition support team, community
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
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