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Nutrition and Intestinal Failure

With the opening of a new NSCAG-approved Intestinal Failure Unit, 'The Lennard-Jones IF Unit', St Mark's is committed to enlarging its role as one of two national referral centres for patients with intestinal failure (IF).

The aims are to reduce the severity of intestinal failure, to increase patient confidence through enhanced education & support and to provide national and international leadership & role modelling, in clinical care, research and teaching.  Last year the unit dealt with 85 referrals of patients with IF. The unit is staffed by a multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, surgeons, medical and surgical registrars, and highly specialised dieticians, nurses, and pharmacists.  These teams offer a comprehensive approach to malnourished patients receiving parenteral nutrition or enteral nutrition. These forms of therapy are dependant on a specialised service to achieve successful outcomes.

Visit the St Mark's Hospital website for more information about the Intestinal Failure Unit.

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