Patients should be encouraged and supported to have sufficient food and drink that is nutritional and balanced, and a choice of food and drink to meet their different needs.

Complying with this outcome

The CQC don’t expect this standard to apply to GPs and other primary medical services because they don't provide food and drink to patients as part of their service.

If this standard doesn't apply to you, when you fill in your registration application you should declare that you are compliant with this standard.

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