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Malnutrition Screening

Volume 570: debated on Friday 8 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Further to Lady Cumberlege's Written Answer (9th January

WA 10), whether they are in a position to attempt adequate screening for malnutrition of patients admitted to hospital, and if so, what are the results of such screening.

As stated in my previous reply this particular matter is for local consideration. However, advice to the National Health Service and to Ministers on national policy for implementation of screening programmes will be provided by the new National Screening Committee which is to be chaired by the Government's Chief Medical Officer. The National Screening Committee will meet for the first time later this later.