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, Chair NI British Dietetic Association.

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


28th May 2014
Promoting Good Nutrition
A Review of Nurse Training and Development
Needs within the HSC Trust the Independent &
Voluntary Sector Regarding Nutritional
Awareness Needs of Patients /Clients.
28th November 2013
Promoting Good Nutrition-Guidance and Resources
The following guidelines and resources were developed by the Promoting Good Nutrition Resource Development Steering Group in order to support the implementation of MUST across all care settings in Northern Ireland.
5th June 2013
Final Project Plan
Development of Resources to Support Nutritional Care in Practice