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Wanted! Carers of people on enteral nutrition

Researchers at University College London (UCL) would like to hear from carers who use feeding pumps in the home.

This project is interested in the experience of carers, the tips and tricks they develop to avoid errors and manage

enteral feeding well, and issues they have experienced with the devices and giving medication (e.g. alarms disturbing sleep, blockages in tubes, crushing pills, lack of support, lack of training, etc.).

The team would like to understand these sorts of issues further so the design of devices, services and medication practices can be improved.
All those who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw to win one of 7 prizes (which will be paid in vouchers):

· 1 x £100
· 2 x £50
· 4 x £25

The survey is open until the end of March. The team has worked with a small group of carers

to develop a survey which is relevant to the community. It will take about 45 minutes to complete.

The survey is online at and can be accessed directly using the following link:


If you would like to be sent a paper version of the survey, and for more information, please contact Dominic Furniss at d.furniss@ucl.ac.uk or on 0207 679 7085.


Can you help NHS England London, to shape better community and social care services across the capital?

We're asking service user groups, volunteer groups and local authority leaders to take part in an online conversation.

We are trying to improve the way health and care services in the community work. 

This is the health services that are based outside of hospital settings, in clinics and who provide care in people’s homes.   

If your groups have experience of these services, we would really like to hear what you think.

People are able to sign up and join the conversation at the following link:


The online conversation opens on the 21st January 2015 and closes on the 12th February 2015.

To join a focus group or for any other enquiries please contact:  viccie.nelson1@nhs.net

For More info contact Janine Aldridge

Development and Engagement Support Officer

Age UK London/ Greater London Forum for Older People

1st Floor, 21 St Georges Road, London, SE1 6ES

Tel. 020 7091 2594


Age UK London works to improve the quality of life and enhance the status of older people in London.

We rely on your support and donations to carry out our vital work so for more information about how to support us visit www.ageuklondon.org.uk

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