We promote, develop and improve the standards of catering in healthcare

Chairman's message

Welcome to the Hospital Caterers Association As the current Chair of the Hospital Caterers Association is gives me great pleasure in welcoming the first time visitor to our web site. The HCA's mission is to promote, develop and improve the standards of catering in hospitals and healthcare establishments; educate and train persons working in health care catering services, and improve the professional interests and status of health care catering practitioners. In this way we represent the largest group of health care catering providers within the NHS and the private sector across all 4 Nations of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Our web site is an important element of how we communicate with our Members and the wider community. Visit the Chairman’s Page to find out more about our activities.

Chairman's Message

Membership benefits

  • Personal development through networking with like-minded professionals
  • Regular branch meetings to discuss key issues
  • Social events at both regional and national level
  • Bi-monthly Journal, other HCA publications, Wallplanner and Website
  • Annual Leadership & Development Forum with reduced rates for members
  • Reduced rates for members to many training days, seminars etc
  • A voice to influence government policy and enhance professional profile


Hospital Caterers Association History

Constitution and Rules

The aims and objectives of the Association shall be the promotion and improvement of the standards of Catering in Hospitals and Health Care in Great Britain and Northern Ireland and elsewhere; the education and training of persons engaged in Hospitals and Health Care Catering Services and the provision and improvement of the professional interests and status of those engaged in the Hospital and Health Care Catering Services.

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