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  • 'Feeding Mishaps - Hospital Chef' - HCA spoof training video

    Hospital Food gets some negative headlines but the perception is improving as we work to demonstrate the reality of rising food standards with many good examples of how we're improving the quality of the food in hospitals.

    This humorous video started the HCA 2016 L&D Forum Session on: 'Complaints or compliments - which are more important to the Caterer?', to demonstrate what can go wrong - and so highlighting issues of where there's been a poor (or perhaps indeed, a resultant great), patient experience. More…

  • HCA Awards 2016 Winners

    HCA LogoOn Thursday 14th April 2016, the Hospital Caterers Association announced the winners of its national awards at the annual Leadership and Development forum. More…

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    HCA National Leadership and Development Forum 2016

    The pictures taken at the Hospital Caterers Association's 2016 National Leadership & Development Forum are available for viewing and purchase from a downloadable link on ARM Photography’s website: Click here

  • Cake for the Queen

    Queen

    Caterers - work with a local school to make a special birthday cake for Her Majesty The Queen and win the opportunity to visit Buckingham Palace! More…

  • HCA 2016 L&D Forum Challenge smashes all records for fundraising

    Cycle Challenge

    £10,000 + and still counting...! HCA National 2016 L&D Forum Secretary, Amanda Cartmill says, "We are thrilled to bits. Who would have thought that our idea of a Sponsored Cycle Ride would generate so much interest and support?" More…

  • Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017

    Click here to view the latest edition of the Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 newsletter.

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    Free Allergen HACCP Toolkit

    Allergen management has just got more staff friendly with the launch of 'The Hazards of Allergens', a Comic and free to download resource information tool, produced by members of the Allergen Accreditation Scheme.

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Press Releases

  • Hospital Catering Association (HCA) honours industry in National Awards, and announces inaugural winner of 6C’s award

    HCA LogoOn Thursday 14th April 2016, the Hospital Caterers Association announced the winners of its national awards to over 300 industry guests at their annual Leadership and Development forum. More…

  • North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust takes silver best in class at Salon Culinaire Hotelympia HCA Hot Cookery Competition

    HCA LogoOn March 3rd, Richard Kirton and Ian Cannon from North Tees Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust fought off competition from seven other hospital chef teams to take home Silver Best in Class. More…

  • Chris Lay retires from Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) hot cookery competition

    HCA LogoOn March 3rd at the biennial Hospital Caterers Association (HCA) hot cookery competition, Chris Lay Facilities Manager of St Ann’s Hospital Dorset Healthcare, retired from his role as competition organiser. More…

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