NIPEC was asked by former Chief Nursing Officer, Professor Martin Bradley “to lead a work programme to develop resources to support improvements of nutritional care in practice”; this followed on from the launch of the DHSSPS Promoting Good Nutrition Strategy on 9 March, 2011. The Strategy was designed to build on “Get your 10 a day”, with the aim of improving the nutritional care of adults in all health and social care settings in Northern Ireland. The Resource Development Steering Group was set up in February 2012 and comprised of representatives from across the nutritional care pathway - dietetics, nursing, general practice, British Dietetic Association, Royal College of Nursing, education providers, DHSSPS and NIPEC Council.

The Resource Development Steering Group was chaired by Pauline Mulholland, Lead Dietician, South Eastern HSC Trust. View the membership, agendas and action notes, please click here.

Click the relevant links to view the Project Plan, the PGN Guidance and Resources.

The PGN Guidance and Resources were launched at the Chief Nursing Officer Conference in 2013.

Link to DoH Promoting Good Nutrition.

Go to Promoting Good Nutrition Documents

Contact Information

Cathy McCusker
Senior Professional Officer
Tel: 0300 300 0066
Email: cathy.mccusker@nipec.hscni.net