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Alison Smith

Prescribing Support Consultant Dietitian, Herts Valley Clinical Commissioning Group

Chair, Older People Specialist Group, British Dietetic Association and Specialist Advisor, Care Quali

Alison has been qualified as a Dietitian for more than 20 years, and for the last 8 years has worked as a Prescribing Support Dietitian within a Clinical Commissioning Group. Her particular interests include malnutrition, nutrition screening, care homes, dysphagia, dementia, frailty, pressure ulcers and end of life.
Alison has been a committee member of the Older People Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) for 12 years, including 4 years as chair, and continues to represent dietitians working with older people on a number of national initiatives and speaks at many national conferences.
Alison is a Specialist Adviser for the Care Quality Commission, taking part in care home inspections and advising inspectors on appropriate nutritional care, and she is also the chair of the Department of Health Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances.