International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)

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In line with the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), over the next year NHS Tayside will implement new descriptors for managing dysphagia with support from speech & language therapy and nutrition & dietetic services.

IDDSI is a method of standardising the terminology used for diets for people with swallowing difficulties in order to improve patient safety. As part of this, there will be a move to a single product for thickening fluids – Nutilis Clear.

Ward based training has been arranged for the switch to the new product. All relevant staff are encouraged to attend these sessions.

Throughout this process information will appear on the Tayside Nutrition website.

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