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Endorsed Event: Seventh Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course

Endorsed Event: Seventh Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course

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We’re delighted to endorse the Seventh Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course, taking place 9th – 11th May 2022 in the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle Quayside.

Course Aims

To provide a broad grounding in clinical nutrition and allow medical and surgical trainees to develop increased awareness of the appropriate assessment and management of patients with malnutrition.

The course will be made up of a small group of delegates (maximum 30) and delegates will benefit from case discussions.

Whilst primarily targeted at trainees, we expect that the programme will carry broader appeal to a wider range of healthcare professionals. We would encourage those interested to attend.

The course meets the curriculum requirements for gastroenterology trainees required to attend a clinical nutrition course as part of training. The course previously has been officially endorsed by BAPEN, through their education and training committee and the BSG through the Education Committee.


The course covers all aspects of the JRCPTB Gastroenterology curriculum for higher specialty trainees and the General Surgical Curriculum related to nutrition:

  • Familiarise participants with the extent of the problem of malnutrition and obesity
  • Provide participants with a practical knowledge of nutritional requirements
  • Develop participants’ skills in carrying out nutritional assessments
  • Discuss the ethical issues around nutritional support and psychological impact of receiving artificial nutrition support
  • Examine the causes, consequences and management of specific nutritional problems associated with disease including: Obesity, eating disorders, high output stoma, pancreatic disease, inflammatory bowel disease and critically ill patient
  • Familiarise participants with types of nasogastric, jejunal and PEG feeding tubes and their uses and complications
  • Provide participants with a structured approach to assess indications and options for nutritional support (Enteral vs parenteral)
  • Develop participants awareness of the management of intestinal failure including surgical treatments and home parenteral nutrition and the challenges associated with these treatments
  • Develop a basic understanding of GI physiology relevant to nutrition
  • Increase awareness of the role of the nutrition support team


There remains uncertainty in relation to local and national lockdown restrictions and therefore the course may be subject to short notice changes. Appropriate COVID-19 social distancing measures will be in place at the venue and the conference suite has been chosen to ensure this can be achieved.

Course Directors

Chris Mountford and Nick Thompson
Consultant Gastroenterologists and clinical leads for Nutrition
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


£400 for non-members
£280 for BSG members (30% reduction to BSG members)
Includes lunch and refreshments on all 3 days and course dinner on Tuesday 10th May.

For further information and to register, please complete the form.

Claire Dixon
Course Administrator
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: 01912137209
Email: claire.dixon11@nhs.net

Event endorsed by the BSG.



Session 1: Fundamentals of clinical nutrition
09:00 – 09:40 Introduction to malnutrition and obesity Nick Thompson, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newcastle
09:40 – 11:00 Nutritional Principles Steve Wootton, Senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition, University of Southampton
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee & Tasting
11:30 – 11:55 Micronutrients – which to test for and how to interpret the findings? Barry Toole, Principle Clinical Scientist, Newcastle
11:55 – 12:30 Short Bowel syndrome  – physiology and practical management Clare Donnellan, Consultant Gastroenterologist St James’s University Hospital, Leeds
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 2: Nutrition applied to the clinical environment
13:30 – 14:15 In hospital fluid management Jon Walton, Consultant in Anaesthetics and Periop Care
14:15 – 15:00 Refeeding syndrome case presentation and discussion David Oliver, Consultant Gastroenterologist, James Cook NHS FT
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee & Tasting
Session 3: Learning from dieticians
15:30 – 17:00 Nutritional assessments (Senior dieticians, Newcastle Nutrition)

Session 1, 15:30-16:00 – Screening tools  &  Anthropometry (Emma Priestley)

Session 2, 16:00-16:30 – Prescribing PN (Lisa Gemmell)

Session 3, 16:30-17:00 – Calculating Energy & Protein needs (Colette Kirk)

17:00 Close of Day 1
Session 3: Managing the extremes of nutrition
09:00 – 09:40 Obesity: What are the consequences and do diets and drugs work? Chris Mountford, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newcastle
09:40 – 10:20 Obesity: Bariatric surgery – Who gets it? How does it work? What can go wrong? Jamie Brown, Consultant Bariatric Surgeon, North Tyneside
10:20 – 11:00 Intestinal Failure Surgery Neena Randhawa, Consultant IF surgeon, Newcastle
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee & Tasting
Session 4: Nutrition in challenging situations
11:30 – 12:00 Nutrition support and Liver disease Steve Masson, Consultant Hepatologist, Newcastle
12:00 – 12:30 Nutrition support in GI dysmotility syndromes Emma Johns, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gateshead
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Session 5: Feeding tubes & special circumstances
13:30 – 14:15 PEG tubes – What tube, when and how? Lindsay McGowan & Chris Dipper,  Newcastle PEG team
14:15 – 15:00 Anorexia: A practical and safe approach to management Chris Wells, Consultant Gastroenterologist, North Tees
15:00 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee & Tasting
Session 6: Feeding tubes & special circumstances
15:30 – 17:00 Session 1, 15:30-16:00 – NG and NJ tubes – Insertion, checks and retaining devices (Fran McDermott, Nutrition Nurse Specialist, Newcastle)

Session 2, 16:00-16:30 – Formulating TPN (Mike Bowe, Divisional Specialist Clinical Pharmacist, Gateshead)

Session 3, 16:30-17:00 – Nutrition support on Critical Care (Emily Frostick, Consultant Intensive Care Medicine, Newcastle)

17:00 Close of Day 2
Delegate Course Dinner: Café 21: Newcastle Quayside
Session 7: Specialist support
08:30 – 09:00 Parenteral nutrition: An overview Nick Thompson, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newcastle
09:00 – 09:30 IV Feeding lines: What to use and what are the complications? Georgia Priona, Consultant Interventionalist Radiologist, Newcastle
09:30 – 10:00 Irritable bowel syndrome: What can the dietician do? Mimosa Wright, Senior Dietician, Newcastle
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee & Tasting
10:30 – 11:15 Inflammatory bowel disease Mel Gunn and Mimosa Wright, Newcastle IBD team
11:15 – 12:00 Pancreatic disease John Leeds, Consultant HPB physician, Newcastle
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
Session 8: Nutritional challenges
13:00 – 13:40 Intestinal Transplantation Charlotte Rutter, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cambridge
13:40 – 14:30 Case Discussions Chair: Nick Thompson/Chris Mountford

Panel: Lisa Gemmell, Hayley Leyland, Charlotte Rutter, Fintan Bergin

Session 9: A patient’s perspective
14:30 – 15:30 Session 1: Life on enteral nutrition support


Session 2: Life on Home Parenteral Nutrition


15:30 – 16:00 Final conclusions and Course Close

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Date And Time

09-05-2022 @ 09:00 to
11-05-2022 @ 16:00


Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle Quayside

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