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Natasha’s Law: Nadim & Tanya Ednan-Laperouse’s powerful and emotional presentation from this year’s HCA Leadership & Development Forum.

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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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Lord Hunt’s support welcomed by Hospital Caterers Association

The remarks by Lord Hunt came when he spoke in the House of Lords in support of an amendment to the Health & Care Bill. Brian Robb said: “We’re delighted the amendment that the HCA helped draft, got into the debate. “The key point Lord Hunt addressed in terms of funding is very much to the point and we have long campaigned for catering budgets to be ringfenced to save them from cuts when ...

Share your ideas for E&F Day as the even…

Today, (April 26), the new National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day has topped a new milestone -…

Support for healthcare E&F Day booms

The response to the launch of the new National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day continues to grow…

East Anglia Branch News

The Branch held its first committee meeting of the new year on Tuesday 11 January, spending some tim…

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MNW Branch Meeting (6)

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W Branch Meeting (2)

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Presentation from Williams Refrigeration

Northern Ireland Branch




NI Branch Meeting (1)


Proposed: Visit to Punjab Foods Joint Meeting – Northern Branch.



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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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