Dysphagia Patient Safety

Together, we’ve got this 

We understand that choosing your dysphagia partner encompasses more than just choosing the leading thickener, Resource® ThickenUp® Clear. We provide our partners with a comprehensive, bespoke and flexible support package, inspiring confidence in managing dysphagia.

Explore this page for a taste of what’s on offer to support Nestlé Health Science Dysphagia Partners.

For Healthcare Professional Use Only. Resource® ThickenUp® Clear is a food for special medical purposes for use under medical supervision.


Our dedicated team offer free safety training to all Dysphagia Partners.

Safety Briefings are collaborative, bespoke, interactive training sessions to instil confidence amongst care home teams when it comes to managing patients with dysphagia.
They’re currently held in a convenient virtual format, and typically last around 20-30 minutes, but can be tailored to individual needs.


Explore our free N+ Hub for educational assets on Resource® ThickenUp® Clear and more. 

Our N+ Education Hub is the ideal platform to level-up your learning. Designed to support healthcare professionals like you manage your development with ease, It’s free, convenient and brimming with educational resources on dysphagia and more. Case Studies – Clinical Evidence - Educational Videos - Recipes - Research – Product Information 


Try our free sample service with fast delivery.

If your patients are yet to try Resource® ThickenUp® Clear, send a sample directly to them with our sample service. Orders placed before 12pm will arrive within 48 hours as standard, with faster deliveries on request. 

Why Resource® ThickenUp® Clear? 

Learn more about our market leading xanthan gum-based thickener. 

  • Improves swallowing safety without compromising efficacy1
  • Easy to use – thickens and stabilises rapidly, maintains stability over time2
  • Won’t affect the flavour, aroma or colour of food and drink
  • Can be used in hot, cold or fizzy drinks and patients favourite recipes  
  • Gluten free and halal certified   
  • Patients can use in their favourite recipes such as roast dinner  
  • Preferred by patients3


Including our most recent Research Outreach article. 

Explore the research articles Resource® ThickenUp® Clear features in, including 8 published clinical papers, and read first-hand case studies from Speech and Language Therapists and Care Home Managers. 


15 delicious recipes to suit IDDSI levels 4, 5 & 6.

Developed in collaboration with award-winning chef Gary Brailsford, this pack of simple recipes helps to boost confidence when cooking for those with swallowing difficulties. 

Want to speak to a member of the Nestlé Health Science team about joiningas a Dysphagia Partner? Click here to get in touch.


  1. Development of a Non-invasive Device for Swallow Screening in Patients at Risk of Oropharyngeal Dysphagia: Results from a Prospective Exploratory Study. Steele, C.M., Mukherjee, R., Kortelainen, J.M. et al. Dysphagia 2019; 34, 698–707   
  2. The effects of a xanthan gum based thickener on the swallowing function of patients with dysphagia. Rofes L et al. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014; 39(10): 1169-1179.   
  3. Effects of Bolus Rheology on Aspiration in Patients with Dysphagia. Leonard RJ et al. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014; 114(4):590-4   
  4. Acceptance, compliance and tolerance of a novel xanthan gum based thickener on oropharyngeal dysphagia patients. Hibberd J et al. Dysphagia 2011; 26: 432-475.    
  5.  A comparative study between modified starch and xanthan gum thickeners in post-stroke oropharyngeal dysphagia. Vilardell N et al. Dysphagia 2016; 31(2): 169-179.   
  6. Performance-Based Preference for a Novel Xanthan Gum-Based Thickener Among Clinicans Treating Dysphagia Patients. Nestlé Research Centre. Data on file 2011.