We are not supporting this browser

BAPEN Abstract: Evaluation of a new enteral feeding tube nurse clinic at the Weston Park Hospital radiotherapy department 

Sheffield Teaching Hospital provides cancer services for patients across a wide region. Approximately 300 patients each year receive radiotherapy for head and neck cancer, around 50% of these patients have enteral feeding tubes placed.

Due to increasing patient numbers and increased Dietetic workload, a new “enteral feeding tube nurse clinic” was introduced, run by the local Nutricia Homeward Nurse Jennie Green, with the intention of supporting patients with enteral feeding tubes.

This clinic has been running since 2019 and is a “drop-in clinic” which both staff and patients can access for support. This is a unique service built in conjunction with the Dietetic team, designed to meet local patient’s needs.

In 2020 a review took place to evaluate patient satisfaction of the enteral feeding tube nurse clinic. Feedback was extremely positive with comments such as:


Nurses always willing to help

Excellent nurses, great, quick, professional job-no fuss

Help available whenever it is needed

The overwhelming feedback was that having contact with a Nutricia Homeward Nurse at least weekly throughout their radiotherapy treatment allowed patients to have rapid access to support, advice, reassurance, and training, especially important if their feeding requirements changed.

The clinics were temporarily suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic and have now restarted.

Patients, Dietitians and Consultants appreciate the instant and direct access to the Nutricia Homeward Nursing Service the clinic offers.

N. Wayne, J. Solomon, V. Gallivan, L. Gregory, G.P. Hubbard. Evaluation of a new enteral feeding tube nurse clinic at the Weston Park Hospital Radiotherapy department. BAPEN 2021. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN. Volume 48, April 2022, Pages 521-522

You may also be interested in

Nutricia uses cookies on this website. With your consent we will use them to measure and analyze usage of the website (analytical cookies), to tailor it to your interests (personalisational cookies), and to present you relevant advertising and information (targeting cookies). For more information please read the cookie policy.

Privacy Settings

You can choose your preferences anytime for cookies and tracking. For more information please read our cookie policy.

  • Strictly necessary

    They are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services (setting your privacy preferences, logging in, filling in forms, etc.). You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work.

  • Analytical cookies

    They allow us to count visits and traffic sources, to measure and improve the performance of our site. They show us which pages are the most and least popular and how visitors move around the site. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

  • Personalisation cookies

    They enable website’s enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third parties whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly.

  • Targeting cookies

    They may be set through our site by our advertising partners, to build a profile of your interests and to show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.