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Doctors need better nutrition training

18th March 2010

A leading gastroenterologist has said that nutrition needs to be made a more important part of the doctor training system.

Dr Penny Neild, who works at London's St George's Hospital, said training on how to spot and tackle malnutrition was "patchy" and that medical schools and junior doctor programmes were focusing too much on the science of being a doctor rather than basic care. The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (Bapen) campaign group has warned that doctors working both in hospitals and as GPs often miss the signs of malnutrition.


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