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Nutrition Support Team

East Lancashire CCG Nutrition Support Team

Aims of the Nutrition Support Team

'To promote 'Food First' and improve the nutritional status of individuals in East Lancashire and reduce cases of malnutrition.'
 
We offer advice, support and training to health care professionals, carers, support staff  preventing, identifying and treating malnutrition.
Contact with the team
We provide advice and support to patients requiring nutrition support due to a poor appetite and/or weight loss. This also
includes managing prescriptions for nutrition products on behalf of GP practices.
The Nutrition Support Team will support you to achieve your nutritional needs from foods and drinks. You will receive advice on how you can achieve this through:

               >      Regular meals
               >      Regular snacks
               >      Food fortification
               >     Nourishing drinks
 
You may also be given information about other local services, support and groups  details to help you to increase your intake and 
achieve your dietary goals. 
 
Below you will find a range of information on positive changes that you can start to make prior to contacting the service. 
 
To contact the team please call free on 0800 953 9005 or email: elccg.nutrition@nhs.net 

 Please note this service is currently available to 
 patients registered with a GP in the Rossendale and Burnley localities.