Proposed action to cut sales of sugary drinks

Closed 18 Jan 2017

Opened 9 Nov 2016

Overview

NHS England’s Chief Executive Simon Stevens is calling on patients and the public to have their say in a ten week consultation on plans to cut the sales of sugary drinks sold in hospitals. 

Our formal consultation gives details of a proposed new fee to be paid by vendors and seeks views on an outright ban, as well as alternative measures to reduce sales of sugary-drinks.

Simon Stevens committed in the Five Year Forward View, to improve the health of NHS England’s  workforce. 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.  Rising rates of obesity amongst NHS staff is not only bad for personal health, but also affects sickness absence and the NHS’s ability to give patients credible and effective advice about their health. 

Hospitals are an integral part of the community and are visited by over with over 1 million patients every 36 hours, 22 million A&E attendances and 85 million outpatient appointments each year

The food sold there can send a powerful message to the public about healthy food and drink consumption. 

Please ensure you read the consultation document before going on to complete the questionnaire.

The audio files of the consultation document can be found below:

Contents - part 1 | Contents - part 2Contents - part 3 | Contents - part 4
1. The case for action
2. Our wider work - part 1 | Our wider work - part 2
3. What is NHS England consulting on
4. The policy options - part 1The policy options - part 2The policy options - part 3
5. The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 1The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 2The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 3The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 4The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 5The Definitions of sugar-sweetened beverages - part 6
6. Implementation
7. Consultation approach
8. Summary of questions
9. Annex 1: Technical guidance - part 1Annex 1: Technical guidance - part 2
10. Notes

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • Ophthalmic practitioners
  • Responsible officers
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Paediatric neuropsychologists
  • GP Practices
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Practice managers
  • Receptionists
  • Dental surgeons
  • Neonatal and maternity staff
  • Oncologists
  • Referrers to PET CT
  • Radiologists
  • General Practice Nurses
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Commissioning support units (CSUs)
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • GP Practices
  • Primary care
  • Clinical Reference Groups (CRGs)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Local Government Association
  • Monitor
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • Local Involvement Networks
  • NHS England Partnership Organisations
  • Department of Health
  • National directors
  • Regional directors
  • Area Team directors
  • All NHS England Staff
  • All P&I staff
  • Policy leads
  • Organisational Change and Programme Delivery Team
  • All TCO staff
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  • Trade unions
  • Deaneries
  • Higher education institutions
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  • Service providers
  • All interested stakeholders
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Staff and organisations across the health system
  • Patients and the public
  • New Care Models
  • Local authorities
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  • Event attendees
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
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  • Information professionals
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Interests

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