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NHS England moots action to cut sales of sugary drinks on NHS premises

 

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NHS England moots action to cut sales of sugary drinks on NHS premises

NHS England has announced details of proposed new action to cut obesity and reduce the sales and consumption of sugary drinks sold in hospitals.

England would become the first country in the world to take action across its health service in this way. A formal consultation gives details of a proposed new fee to be paid by vendors and seeks views on an outright ban as a potential alternative.

A recent survey found obesity to be the most significant self-reported health problem amongst NHS staff, with nearly 700,000 NHS staff estimated to be overweight or obese. More....