This quality standard defines clinical best practice within this topic area. It provides specific, concise quality statements, measures and audience descriptors to provide the public, health and social care professionals, commissioners and service providers with definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers adults (18 years and older) in hospital and the community who are at risk of malnutrition or who have become malnourished, and adults who are receiving oral nutrition support, enteral or parenteral nutrition.

It was previously called the quality standard for nutrition support in adults.