Who are we?
The Nutrition Implementation Coalition
A coalition of independent, non-profit organisations who believe we urgently need to raise the issue of a serious lack of nutrition training for healthcare professionals, leading to a largely neglected element of patient care and population health. This coalition will meet quarterly and form the steering committee for the NNEdPro-ERimNN UK and Ireland Regional Network.
As the Nutrition Implementation Coalition, we share ideas and expertise. We are independent organisations with a shared goal to promote sustainable, ethical, and evidence-based nutrition care, including when to refer on to a dietitian or nutritionist.
Key Strategic Partner
NNEdPro — ERimNN
ERimNN is the ‘Education and Research in Medical Nutrition Network’ co-founded by Kathy Martyn and Elaine Macaninch in Brighton. ERimNN is a KEY STRATEGIC PARTNER of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge, with cross-appointment of ERimNN founders into the Executive of the NNEdPro Global Innovation Panel, and reciprocal/equivalent cross-appointment of relevant NNEdPro leaders into ERimNN.
Purpose of the Nutrition Implementation Coalition
- Broadening the conversation about nutrition in health for patient benefit.
- Increasing the education around food competence in the curricula of health professionals.
- Designing and implementing educational resources for health professionals.
- Implementation, research, and evaluation around nutrition and diet; and
- Sustainable nutrition focus to support healthcare.
Time for nutrition in medical education
Research conducted by the coalition
Aim: To synthesise a selection of UK medical students’ and doctors’ views surrounding nutrition in medical education and practice.
The coalition had identified roles within the research:
- ERImNN led curriculum reviews, and medical student-led evaluations
- Nutritank carried out online surveys to assess the opinions of medical students and junior doctors regarding their nutrition training
- NNEdPro undertook semi–qualitative interviews with junior doctors to assess barriers to nutritional care onwards, and led semi-qualitative online surveys of medical students to assess where further training within nutrition is desired
For further information on results and discussion view: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjnph-2019-000049