This workbook has been published as part of a research project called INSCCOPe (Implementing Nutritional Screening in Community Care for Older People). This project looked at the effectiveness, barriers and enablers to implementing a new procedure for screening and care for older people by integrated community teams (ICTs) within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. The new procedure was implemented by ICTs in Andover, Winchester and Basingstoke.

We hope this workbook will support staff and those working within community teams (including integrated, nursing and therapy teams from all bands and roles) to improve their practice and develop their knowledge and skills to provide better identification and treatment of malnutrition in older people living in their own homes. It is linked with a series of short training videos, shown in the video section below, that have been developed during the project and can be used with the workbook. 

Download the workbook

You will need to complete a registration form to download the workbook and thereafter you will receive an email. On receipt of this email, you can download your workbook, complete it online and should you wish, you can then print it off. Should you encounter any problems in downloading the workbook please contact the Ageing & Dementia Research Centre:

Telephone: 01202 962536

Email: [email protected]


Video 1 shows the highlights from the INSCCOPe research project, led by Bournemouth University working in partnership with Wessex AHSN and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. 

The research ran in parallel with the implementation of a new procedure around malnutrition screening and treatment within the community, and looked at the barriers and enablers to implementing this new procedure within Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. This video features the PI, Professor Jane Murphy from Bournemouth University, Kathy Wallis, Associate Director from Wessex AHSN and Julia Lake, Deputy Director of Nursing, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. See the video below:

Video 2 shows the highlights from the INSCCOPe project and features some of the team members and practitioners from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust sharing their experiences of the project and the benefits it has had on their patients, see the video below:

Set of short training videos

These have been developed during the project and can be used with the workbook