HCA JournalPublished six times a year, this colour A4 Magazine is the official journal of the Hospital Caterers Association and is distributed throughout the NHS to catering and hotel services managers at all levels. The Journal is specifically designed to inform members of the developments taking place within the industry, new working practices, technical innovations as well as providing a practical guide to purchasing.
Contributions are welcome from members and non members - please contact Judith Hindley on 0161 872 6667, if you have any ideas for articles or would like to see any particular topics covered in the next journal.
This is a Journal for Hospital Caterers written by Hospital Caterers!
We depend on contributions to make the Journal what it is - so use it to publicise your branch, your members or your products/services.
HCA Good Practice Guides
A Good Practice Guide to ward level services – Healthcare Food and Beverage Service Standards
Additional copies can be purchased by completing the following order form and either emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing back to Lansdowne Publishing on 0161 872 6665.
There is widespread public concern about the food and hydration service in the NHS and many initiatives have been put in place since the launch of the Better Hospital Food Programme by the Department of Health in 2001. More…
The Good Practice Guide provides a framework for nurses and other healthcare practitioners at all levels. It has the potential to really make a difference to the nutritional status of people when they are in hospital and has received endorsements for the following organisations click here.
Retail and Commercial Service Standards
An operational guide to services
All members have received a complimentary copy of the above publication.
Additional copies can be purchased by completing the following order form and faxing back to Lansdowne Publishing on 0161 872 6665.
HCI Online Newsletter
Healthcare Caterer, the HCI Online Newsletter contains the best and latest information for caterers worldwide. There are four issues a year.
Council of Europe Resolution Food and Nutritional Care in Hospitals
The Council of Europe Resolution contains the 10 key characteristics of good nutritional care in hospitals, recommendations to the Government of the member states and the five broad areas of the resolution.
Dysphagia, A Caterer's Guide
A good practical guide regarding dysphagia has been put together by a food supplier, a copy of which can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
Dysphagia Diet Food Texture Descriptors
Dysphagia Diet Food Descriptors which have been endorsed by all the relevant groups of the working party are now available and are recommended to be adopted for use by all to reduce the incidents of confusion.
HCA Guide to Crohn’s Disease and Menu Ideas
A Guide to Crohn's Disease and menu ideas has been produced by the HCA in partnership with For Crohns, a copy of which can be downloaded by clicking the link below.