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A Review of HPN in Ireland


A Review of HPN in Ireland has just been published by IrSPEN. Their first report is on the status of home parenteral nutrition services for people in Ireland and it is the first time a review of this sort has been conducted. The report and recommendations draw heavily on the experience and opinion of a specially convened, multidisciplinary advisory panel, all members of which are actively involved in the delivery of services for both adult and paediatric HPN patients in ROI, many of whom were dietitians.

The 20 recommendations in this report indicate ways in which the service for HPN in Ireland can be improved, addressing all areas of care from standards, guidelines, access to care, training, planning, audit and clinical governance.

TPN smallWe would especially like to thank Carmel O'Hanlon for her work on this report.

The full report can be downloaded from





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