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NEW - International dysphagia diet terminology to be used in DCHS

The International dysphagia diet standardisation initiative (IDDSI) was launched in the UK nearly a year ago.

In DCHS, we shifted to the new fluid descriptors in Spring last year. We are now preparing to change the diet terminology. Attached here is a summary guide to help you understand the new terminology that will be used with patients who have swallowing difficulties, meaning they need modified food consistencies. 

DCHS will start using this terminology from March 11, to coincide with the start of nutrition and hydration week. Staff may have already heard of the new terms if there have been transfers in from neighboring areas. Menus have been updated to reflect the changes and training has been arranged - please see below for more detail.

Please contact your local Speech & Language therapist If you need further information or look at the IDDSI framework on their website - website

 
 

DCHS Training

Food Descriptors Training Dates
Training is mandatory for in-patient staff; to
book a place please contact your Ward Manager

 

Date

9am

10.30am

1pm

2pm

Venue

11 February

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Babington Hospital

13 February

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Walton Hospital

21 February

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Ripley Hospital

20  February

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Cavendish Hospital

25  February

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St Oswald’s Hospital

26  February

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Clay Cross Hospital

28th  February

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Whitworth Hospital

1  March

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Ilkeston  Hospital

4 March

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Ash Green