Specific to the NHS, this guide provides information on managing food waste. It also includes useful checklists to help monitor and address food waste in NHS premises.
The document identifies the reasons why food wastage occurs in the ordering, distribution and service of food at ward level. It suggests how this waste may be effectively managed in a cost-effective way. It is intended as best practice guidance for modern matrons, doctors, dietitians, catering managers, ward housekeepers and ward-based teams.