Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) in Care Homes


Message from Ipswich & East and West Suffolk CCGs:

From 01 September 2016, both the Ipswich & East and West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Groups do not support the prescribing of Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) for residents in care homes, unless one of the exclusion criteria applies (as listed in the Policy). Residents with a poor intake should be commenced on homemade milkshakes and food first instead of ONS.

Please click HERE to view the Policy

Please click HERE to view Information for Care Home Staff