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.
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.
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