Urgent action needed to prevent malnutrition

Professor Wendy Wills, director of our Centre for Research in Public Health and Community Care, led the publication of an open letter to Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in June 2020 calling for urgent action to prevent malnutrition amongst older people. The letter was co-signed by over 100 academics, representatives of NHS trusts and Malnutritional Awareness and Prevention Network partners. Professor Wills also wrote to Jo Churchill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care, in January 2021 calling for more action and support for older people at risk of malnutrition.