Bake Off judge joins hospital food improvement review

Great British Bake Off judge, Prue Leith, has joined a group of celebrity chefs who have come together to improve the quality of hospital food.


The review, which was first announced by the government in June, will assess the standards of around 140 million meals served annually in hospitals.

She joins a group of chefs that have previously helped review hospital food, including Albert Roux, Loyd Grossman and recently, James Martin.

However, a recent report revealed that over £50 million has been spent on unsuccessful schemes to improve the quality of hospital food.

The latest review of food comes after the deaths of six people, linked to pre-packaged sandwiches and salads supplied to NHS hospitals.


Leith has been vocal about the inadequacy of hospital food, and has long called for meals to be made more nutritious and appealing.

The overhaul would look to bring in more in-house catering and reduce the amount of frozen food used, opting instead for fresh alternatives.

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson says that improvements to the food provided at NHS facilities would help with patients’ recovery and “fuel” carers and families, too.

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