Innovative Nutritional Supplements to Manage Malnutrition

AYMES International Ltd was established in 2008 with the goal of bringing a fresh and innovative approach to delivering delicious and cost-effective oral nutritional supplements and clinical nutritional products that support malnourished patients and those at risk of malnutrition.

Just like you, we love what we do, and nothing is someone else's problem. 

We are a team of professionals who together have over 100 years of experience working in Medical Nutrition between us. Because we are independent and make decisions about budgets for ourselves, we can offer a flexible approach to all of our customers and tailor our services to suit your needs and the needs of your patients.
With the NHS under increasing financial pressure, AYMES is a welcome addition to the oral nutritional supplement prescription market. AYMES provides a fresh approach to cost-effective prescribing of supplements within the NHS, helping NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups to reduce costs and save money.

We do this by:

  • Formulating great-tasting nutritional products that patients enjoy, improving compliance and reducing wastage.1
  • Always providing the most cost-effective range of ONS in the community
  • Delivering a responsive service that supports both NHS healthcare professionals and patients

We provide high-quality, innovative nutritional supplements and medical nutrition products with the added benefit of our Price Pledge: to always provide the most cost-effective range of ONS in the community. We do this by price matching against market leaders in the UK. Our nutritional product range is available without the need for discussion around contracts, as prices are fixed by the listed tariff price.

The significant cost savings made by switching to AYMES nutritional supplements include more than just the tariff price. It also includes a multitude of added extras, which help save the NHS money and reduce costs. Please see our Resources Section for more details. 

Tackling Costly Malnutrition

When patients are unable to meet their nutritional requirements through food alone, oral nutritional supplements are prescribed for the dietary management of malnutrition if they are: 

  • At high risk of developing malnutrition
  • Already malnourished as a result of an underlying disease

People suffering from malnutrition are admitted to hospital more often, have longer hospital stays, visit their GP more frequently and are more prone to infections. 2

Malnutrition is a common problem with 30% of adults found to be affected on admission to hospital and 35% of adults affected when admitted to care homes. 2

In November 2015, the National Institute for Health Research Southampton Biomedical Research Centre (NIHR Southampton BRC) and the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) published a report that estimated that the cost of malnutrition in England was £19.6 billion in 2011-2012.3

This figure is set to increase as the population ages and the cost of health and social care rises. This new figure of £19.6billion is nearly 50% higher compared with the £13 billion reported in 2007. 3

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) says that improving the treatment of malnutrition has the third highest potential to deliver cost savings to the NHS. 3

BAPEN also found that implementing the NICE clinical guidelines to treat malnutrition, including oral nutrition supplements (ONS) in hospital and community settings, were found to lead to greater cost savings than those reported by NICE. 3,4 

At AYMES, we believe that managing malnutrition and supporting people at risk of malnutrition makes good sense for the health and social care system in the UK and that’s why we are passionate about delivering our products and services.

AYMES Pledges To Support Older Adults and Vulnerable People

At AYMES, we realise that older adults are often the most vulnerable and suffer from malnutrition. With this in mind, we believe that we have a moral duty to keep the patient at the heart of everything AYMES does, and therefore we pledge to give 5% of our profits to support good causes in the UK so that they can make a difference to the communities and the vulnerable and older adults they support.

Innovative Nutritional Supplements to Manage Malnutrition

We know how important it is to bring new, exciting and tasty formats of ONS to the market, because more choice provides greater flexibility for health care professionals to help better meet their patient’s needs. AYMES is:

And we will be proud to launch more firsts. Many of the products AYMES creates are as a result of feedback from our customers: if you have any ideas for new products or how we can improve our services, don't hesitate to let us know.


1. AYMES Data on File. AYMES Complete and AYMES Shake Sensory Research. September 2019
2. Brotherton A, Simmonds N, Stroud M on behalf of the BAPEN Quality Group (2010). A Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England. Malnutrition Matters Meeting Quality Standards in Nutritional Care. BAPEN.
3. The cost of malnutrition in England and potential cost savings from nutritional interventions (short version) (2015).
4. London Procurement Partnership. Oral Nutritional Supplements. Accessed online: (June 2013).