Food, fluid and nutritional care: standards – Healthcare Improvement Scotland – October 2014
“Food, fluid and nutrition are fundamental to health and wellbeing, and therefore fundamental to quality and safety in healthcare.
These standards replace the previous ‘Clinical Standards for Food, Fluid and Nutritional Care in hospitals’ published by NHS Quality Improvement Scotland in 2003.
This document specifies a minimum set of performance criteria for food, fluid and nutritional care. The standards apply to the care of all patients, paediatric and adult, in both community health care and hospital care in Scotland, whether directly provided by an NHS board or secured on behalf of an NHS board.
These standards can be used to reinforce national consistency and drive improvement in food, fluid and nutritional care across Scotland.”