We also discuss the enhanced role for the Care Quality Commission over hospital food inspection, following a review of nutrition in the NHS prompted by seven inpatients dying after eating sandwiches.

We pick out other recommendations from the report including must-do’s for the board, the creation of “super-kitchens”, and the idea that CEOs and patients eat the same food.

Featuring Sharon Brennan, Nick Carding and Annabelle Collins.

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