NHS Chef of the year 2022



The 2023 HCA Leadership & Development Forum greeted as an immense success

The Hospital Caterers Association was proud to hold their annual Leadership & Development Forum recently at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.


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The Hospital Food Review – What is happening following the publication of the report

It is now some time since the Hospital Food Review was published, with its eight recommendations to improve staff and patient health and wellbeing through hospital food. The following outlines the progress that has been made since then.

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Public Sector Catering Expo 2023

The Public Sector Catering Expo is back – running for two days from 31 October to 1 November - and t…

NACC Training & Development Forum 2023 p…

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) returns once more to the East Midlands Conference C…

Ambrosia ready-to-eat Porridge pots: the…

Premier Foods Foodservice has been delighting staff and patients up and down the country with one of…

Merseyside and North Wales Branch




MNW Branch Meeting (9)

Microsoft Teams

South West Branch




SW Branch Meeting (3)

Venue to be confirmed

Northern Ireland Branch




NI B&D Committee meeting (4)

Virtually / Holywell Hospital, Antrim



Major International


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Nutrition & Hydration 24/7, 365

365/24/7Raising awareness on Nutrition & Hydration within a Healthcare setting is an important part of the quality of care for our patient, so as caterers, being fully involved in the planning and production of healthy, nutritious and balanced meals is vital.

The working relationships that we are building on, with Clinical teams, Dietitians, Speech & Language colleagues and Suppliers is giving opportunity to make a “real difference” to our patients every day of the year.

The Nutrition and Hydration 24/7, 365 Campaign shows that amazing work is going on throughout the NHS across the 4 Nations which enables us to build on a solid foundation.

“Good nutrition and hydration is at the heart of every HCA member and we will continue to do our best to provide it to patients, every day, week and month of the year, every year.”

Brian Robb, Chairman

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