Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST)


The 'MUST' calculator is a five- step nationally recognised and validated screening tool for adultsĀ and can be used to establish nutritional risk. The MUST tool is the most common form of nutritional screening used in the UK across hospitals as well as in the community.

A full electronic step by step tool can used on the link below:

Alternatively, the documents below can also be used when completing the MUST steps:

The below video has been produced by the Acute Dietetic Department to provide a brief overview of how to complete a 'MUST' evaluation. If you or your ward would like further information or training, please ask your ward dietitian or contact the department.