HL Deb 08 March 1996 vol 570 c39WA
Earl Russell

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.

Baroness Cumberlege

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.