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Our dietitians and speech and language therapists have teamed together to deliver an interactive e-learning package to support training on the management of safe nutrition and hydration in care homes in West Suffolk. 

The e-learning package includes sections on the identification and management of those at risk of malnutrition or with swallowing difficulties in line with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) Regulation 14: “Meeting nutritional and hydration needs”.

It also covers other CQC and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance, local action plans and referral policies. The e-learning is designed for the whole team to ensure nutrition and dysphagia support is effective.

Certificates will be issued on completion of each module and can be used as evidence towards meeting expected CQC standards.

The Safe Nutrition and Hydration e-learning is split into four modules:

  • MUST and Nutrition Support - 45-60 minutes to complete.
  • Dysphagia and IDDSI - 50 60 minutes to complete
  • Mealtime Dilemmas and Feeding Considerations - Covering in detail the New Framework to optimise safer eating and drinking - 45 minutes to complete
  • Mouth Care - 45 minutes to complete


To access the e-learning modules click on the links below:

Certificates will be issued for each e-learning module completed. The e-learning has a pass mark of 80%, however if this is not initially met, we will work with you on a 1:1 basis to achieve certification.

MUST and Nutrition Support

Dysphagia and IDDSI

Mealtime Dilemmas and Feeding Considerations

Mouth Care

If you have any queries or require further support regarding the e-learning please contact Melanie Osborne on 01284 713760 or email

Please note: in order for the e-learning to run effectively you will need to access this from a device with PowerPoint installed.

Useful resources

Dietetics documents

To access Dietetics documents for care homes please click here.


Speech and language therapy documents