NHS food is 'inadequate'

A leading nutritionist has claimed that the NHS and care services are putting patients in danger by settling for “inadequate” food standards. Professor Marinos Elia said malnutrition was under-detected and under-treated.

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Expert: NHS food standards put patients in danger

Food is prepared at Campbeltown hospital in Kintyre. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A leading nutritionist has claimed that the NHS and care services are putting patients in danger by settling for “inadequate” food standards.

Professor Marinos Elia said malnutrition was under-detected and under-treated even though it affected more than 3 million people in Britain.

Adequate nourishment in hospitals and care homes is a major issue following the Mid Staffordshire hospital scandal.

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