In a bid to cut down on sugary consumption for patients, visitors and staff, the NHS will be restricting the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks in hospitals to 10% or less.
“The NHS is making a stand in contributing towards tackling obesity across the country.” said Simon Stevens NHS England’s chief executive. “Its crucial that every hospital follows suit so that we can avoid a long list of problems that could have been prevented in the years to come.”
“Sugary drink sales to be limited in NHS Hospitals“
NHS England claims 23 trusts have decided to stop selling sugary drinks altogether.
“Our sugar restrictions are delivering good results. We are exploring further options as part of a long term plan to tackle obesity and type 2 diabetes.” said Professor Jonathan Valabhji national clinical director for diabetes and obesity at NHS England.