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East Anglia Branch News

I am delighted to have passed over the Chairmanship of the Branch to Sam Girling. It goes without sa…

Northern Ireland Branch News

The Branch continues to meet virtually. At our meeting on 13 April, those who had attended the Forum…

Oxford Branch News

The Oxford Branch is currently thriving, with online meetings attracting large audiences, helping wi…

At the forefront of texture-modified foo…

Always looking to expand its award-winning texture-modified range, leading healthcare meals provider…

BBC Radio 4 – The Food Programme

Sheila Dillon meets catering teams in pioneering NHS Trusts, including HCA Members, that are doing t…

Meals on Wheels – A Call to Action

Meals on Wheels Week returns 31st October to 4th November 2022. The award-winning national awareness…

NACC Training & Development Forum 2022

FIVE informative and thought-provoking keynote presentations.

Hospital Caterers Association shine ligh…

On 15th June, the inaugural National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day was held. The Hospital Cate…

The Hospital Caterers Association announ…

The Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) are delighted to announce the shortlist for their annual awa…

Corporate membership at last!

Foodcare have been associated with the HCA for nearly 30 years, active as Patron members in branches…

apetito’s Paul Freeston named as FDF Pre…

1 December 2021, Paul Freeston, Chair & Chief Executive of apetito UK & North America has been elect…

Natasha’s Law in health and care setting…

The UK Food Information Amendment – Natasha’s Law – came into force in October 2021.

Leadership and Development Forum 2022

Embrace The Future

Taking place in March over two packed days, the National Leadership and Development Forum is the HCA’s premier event of the year. Attracting over four hundred delegates and up to 85 exhibitors, the HCA Forum offers a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and be entertained with the leading lights in the Hospital Catering marketplace.

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Upcoming events

Wessex Branch




W Branch Meeting (6)

Microsoft Teams

Merseyside and North Wales Branch




MNW Branch Meeting (10)

Microsoft Teams

Northern Ireland Branch




NI B&D Committee Meeting (1)

Virtually/Hollywell Hospital Antrim

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