|With around £1,400 per person extra funding under the old (less generous) Barnett Formula, there is no excuse not to provide nutritional meals|
Scotland’s NHS has published refreshed & extended nutritional guidelines for hospital food to ensure all patients get the best possible nourishment. A consultation has also been launched on whether these guidelines should be made legally binding – a move which would be a first for the UK.
Food in Hospitals 2016, published by NHS Health Facilities Scotland, is a revision of previous guidelines from 2008. It sets out nutrition and catering criteria for patients in hospitals. It also gives information on how the guidelines can be met, through assessments of the patients’ dietary needs menu planning & practical suggestions on food choices suitable for different dietary needs.
NHS Confederation comments on CQC's review of privacy, dignity and nutrition ~ Consultation closes on 13 June 2016)