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  • Nutrition and Hydration Week logoThe Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016

    Nutrition & Hydration Week 2016 which is now very much in the planning promises to be the biggest and best yet.

    REMEMBER ONLY YOU CAN MAKE THE WEEK BIGGER AND THE BEST YET.

    We have already received a lot of feedback and news from members and associates about activities they are going to be holding to promote this vital campaign, for this we would like to say a huge ‘Thank you’ for your support, it’s so good to hear that you are planning for next year's event alread, but WE NEED MORE so PLEASE PLEDGE AWAY TODAY.

    If you have not already sent through a pledge, then you have plenty of time to think and plan your events to ensure ALL participate. 2016 is going to be much more about creating an impact and a long-lasting legacy to embed change and to truly make a difference.

    Please check the website and watch your inbox for updates about what is happening (click here to view the latest Newsletter), but above all send any updates, including what you’re planning and when etc., to me at pastnatchair@hospitalcaterers.org, so we can include these in future newsletters.

    Finally thank you for the hard work and support for the week, we intend this to be by far the best we have ever done and the imagination used shows the HCA at its best, delivering EXCELLENCE and Good Practice.

  • Nutrition and Hydration Week logoThe Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016

    Click here to view the latest Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016 Newsletter.

  • “CALL TO ALL CATERERS” – Training Opportunity
    The Health and Social Care sector celebrates the launch of its first ever professional qualification in catering

    HCA LogoYou are all aware that we have developed – an  NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery for Health and Social Care Catering.  The very first professional qualification for the sector, the ground-breaking course will pilot in run from June at Barnet and Southgate College in North London. More…

  • Love British Food

    British Food Fortnight 2015 - What will you do?

    This year everyone is joining in and showing their support for British and local producers during British Food Fortnight - watch our short film to hear why chef Raymond Blanc, TV gardener Chris Collins and Olivier Blanc think that now is more important than ever to get involved in growing, cooking and celebrating home produce. More…

  • Combi Kettle given a new home

    We are pleased to report that Sussex Partnership NHS Trust has been successful in their interest in the offer of the brand new Culino - Cooking Kettle, gifted by Boston College in Lincolnshire. The Kettle will be installed in Amberstone Hospital at the Catering CFPU. More…

  • Hospital Caterers Association response to call for removal of processed meat from hospital menus

    HCA LogoThe Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), supported by the Food Services specialist group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has concerns about Animal Aid's call for the removal of processed red meat from hospital menus, and to replace it with healthy plant-based meals instead. Animal Aid cites its links to an increased risk of bowel cancer as the driver, but is a 'ban' really necessary for hospital patients? More…

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    HCA National Leadership & Development Forum 2015

    Click here to view and purchase photographs from the HCA National Leadership & Development Forum 2015.

  • Hotelympia 2016Hotelympia logo

    Hot Cookery Competition – Hospital Chefs' Team Event. Click here for more info.

  • Special Discounted Subscription offer for HCA Members

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  • Food Matters Live

    Food Matters Live Monthly Newsletter

    Click here to view the February edition of the Food Matters Live monthly newsletter.

Press Releases

  • Hospital Caterers Association response to call for removal of processed meat from hospital menus

    HCA LogoThe Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), supported by the Food Services specialist group of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) has concerns about Animal Aid's call for the removal of processed red meat from hospital menus, and to replace it with healthy plant-based meals instead. Animal Aid cites its links to an increased risk of bowel cancer as the driver, but is a 'ban' really necessary for hospital patients? More…

  • HCA Support of MPs' Criticism of the Sale of Fast Food in NHS Hospitals

    HCA LogoMPs have called on the NHS to play its part in the fight against obesity by banning fast-food outlets from hospitals. Parliament’s Health Select Committee calls for the ban as part of a raft of measures to tackle the growing number of Britons who are becoming dangerously overweight. More…

  • Hospital Caterers Association says Government must act to ensure most vulnerable given the best possible care

    HCA LogoPrince Charles’ views on hospital food prompts the Hospital Caterers Association to reiterate calls for government support. The Association is calling the Government to account after the revelations in HRH's correspondence with a former Health Minister over the state of hospital food. More…

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