Surveillance decision

Surveillance decision

We will not update the NICE guideline on nutrition support for adults at this time.

During surveillance editorial or factual corrections were identified. Details are included in appendix A: summary of evidence from surveillance.

Reason for the decision

Assessing the evidence

We found 219 studies through surveillance of this guideline.

This included evidence in the following areas that supports current recommendations:

  • organisation of nutrition support in hospital and the community

  • screening for malnutrition and the risk of malnutrition in hospital and the community

  • indications for nutrition support in hospital and the community

  • what to give in hospital and the community

  • oral nutrition support in hospital and the community

  • enteral tube feeding in hospital and the community

  • parenteral nutrition in hospital and the community

  • supporting patients in the community.

We found evidence on nutrition support in specific conditions, immunonutrition, and satiety hormone suppression, which was not covered in the guideline. This evidence was considered to be insufficient to add new recommendations in these areas at this time.

We did not find any evidence related to monitoring of nutrition support in hospital and the community.

Equalities

No equalities issues were identified during the surveillance process.

Overall decision

After considering all the evidence and views of topic experts and stakeholders, we decided that no update is necessary for this guideline.

See how we made the decision for further information.


This page was last updated: 27 July 2017