Professor John Wass from the Obesity Health Alliance, said:

“These results are impressive – and it’s good to see NHS England leading by example when it comes to tackling obesity. Obesity is not only costing people in health terms, but treating the effects of obesity is costing the NHS billions of pounds a year. Alongside the impending Soft Drinks Industry Levy, and the ongoing sugar reformulation programme, the reduction in sales of unhealthy food and drink in hospitals is an important step in the battle against obesity. It also sends a strong message that the NHS is serious about cutting the amount of sugar in the nation’s diet.”

NHS England press release here