This guidance has been produced to facilitate the safe prescribing of LMWHs in primary care. It provides an overview of points to be considered when initiating LMWHs and when transferring prescribing responsibilities to or from another organisation.
**This Guideline is currently under review. For further information please click here**
The purpose of oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) is to supplement food intake, not replace it and their use does not remove the need to manage the underlying condition responsible for the patient’s poor appetite. It is important to ensure that prescribing is both appropriate for the patient and that the treatment length is such that waste is minimised.