NHS Improvement, the British Dietetic Association and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have called for a change to the term 'soft diet' after confusion amongst medical staff has lead to a number of choking incidents. 

Vulnerable patients have been put at risk in the past due to a confusion over which types of 'soft foods' are suitable in light of their swallowing difficulties. 

Experts have suggested the introduction of precise terminology in a bid to prevent any further harm. 

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