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Care Home Staff

  • Total Enrolled 268
  • Last Update 5th August 2021


This online training package provides care homes with an extensive information and guidance on how to screen a patient using the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool and how to implement a ‘Food First’ Nutritional Action Plan depending on the outcome of the screening. It also provides training on how to rescreen the patient and refer a patient directly to the dietetic services if appropriate.

There is a section for FAQ’s and also a ten question quiz and six question case study, 100% must be obtained to pass the course.

It is important that as you go through each section on the course, you click ‘Complete Lesson’ at the top right hand of the page.

Once you have completed the course, you can use our Audit Tool to review practice within your care home. Please send any completed audit’s to

Why do the course? Outcomes!

% of care home residents malnourished (MUST 1 and above) in 2019

  • Doncaster – 25%
  • National Average – 35%

BAPEN (2015)

% of care home residents with pressure ulcers in 2019

  • Doncaster – 2.6%
  • National Average – 4.3%

(NHS Safety Thermometer, 2018/19)

Important notice:

Once you have completed the course, quiz and case study, you must click ‘Complete Course’ on this page in order to end the course and receive a certificate of completion via email.

Topics for this course

4 Lessons

Course Content

Section 1: Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)
Section 2: Nutritional Action Plans (NAP)
Section 3: MUST Re-Screening & Dietetic Referral
Section 4: Care Home FAQs
Section 5: Care Home Staff Test
Section 6a: Care Home Case Study
Section 6b: Care Home Case Study