2018 Programme

2018 Programme - 'Delivering today, Enhancing Tomorrow'


Wednesday 11 April 2018

12.00 Registration Opens

Thursday 12 April

08.00 Registration opens
08.30 Exhibition Opens
11 - 11.30 Opening of the Forum

Andy Jones, Forum 2018 Secretary

Lord Hunt, HCA President

The Right Worshipful Mayor of Newport, Councillor David Fouweather

Roy Lilley, Forum Facilitator
11.30 - 12.00

Keynote address

Jonathan Ashworth MP will be addressing delegates on a Labour Party commitment to NHS catering and food.

12.00 - 12.45 The Patient’s View

NHS England Children and young people rehabilitation working group - Amy Frounks

The importance of hospital food to dementia patients - Ann Johnson

In this session we hear from two patients, one at each end of the age spectrum and with very different requirements, on the importance of hospital food as part of the patient’s hospital experience.
12.45 - 14.00 Lunch and exhibition viewing
14.00 - 14.15

Update to BDA Digest

Maxine Cartz, Registered Dietitian, Medirest (Compass Group UK & Ireland)

Lauren Bowen  - Registered Dietitian  ISS Healthcare

Maxine and Lauren will give delegates an overview of the recent update to the BDA Digest in this bitesize session.

14.15 - 15.00 Food is the Best Medicine

Dr Michael Dixon, Chair, Royal College of Medicine

As a passionate advocate of the principle that food is as important to a patient’s recovery as the medical care they receive, Dr Michael Dixon will show how hospital caterers and clinicians can work together to improve patient care.

15.00 - 16.00 Afternoon tea and exhibition viewing
16.00 - 16.30

Power of three - Nottingham Case Study - PJ Paralysis initiative and memory menu

Nicola Strawther, Chief Dietetic Technician, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Chris Neale, Head of Catering, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Ann Marie Riley, Deputy Chief Nurse,   Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Nottingham NHS Trust are a great example of catering teams, dietitians and clinicians working together to improve a patient’s time in their care with initiatives such as ending “PJ paralysis” and working on a memory menu for those living with dementia.

16.30 - 17.15

Change Management

Juliette Yardley

Changes in the workplace are inevitable from updates to working practices to restructures of departments and teams.  In this session, Juliette will offer delegates the tools they need  on how to handle change yourself and manage your team through a period of change.

19.00 - 01.00

Drinks Reception & President's Gala & Awards Dinner

Friday 13 April 2018

08.00 Registration opens
08.30 Exhibition opens
09.15 - 10.00

AGM (members only)

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break and exhibition viewing
10.30 - 10.35 Day two opens - Forum Facilitator
10.30 - 11.05 Friday keynote address – 'Enhancing Tomorrow'

Shirley Cramer CBE, Chief Executive, Royal Society for Public Health

Shirley will present on the important role of Public Health for the NHS and the role caterers can play in getting the right messages to patients, staff and the wider community our hospitals serve.
11.05 - 12.00

Future challenges – Panel session

With Brexit looming and the uncertainty this is bringing to our industry, we will be holding a panel session to cover key issues facing hospital caterers including rising food costs, potential labour shortages and the impact of the apprenticeship levy and delivering the right service level agreements where delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and pose questions to panel members:

Darren Byford - YPO

Paul Freeston - apetito

Julian Fris - Neller Davies

Alistair Sandall - Institute of Hospitality

12.00 - 12.45

Culinary medicine

Dr Rupy Aujla - The importance of nutrition in a patient’s care is overlooked in current medical training. Following success in the US, Dr Rupy Aujla is working with medical schools in the UK to incorporate both nutrition training and practical cooking sessions into the curriculum which can only work towards clinicians seeing the importance of food as part of a patient’s hospital experience.

12.45 - 14.15

Following on from his forum session, Dr Rupy Aujla will demonstrate some of his dishes in the exhibition live theatre area.

Lunch and exhibition viewing, presentation of stand prizes

14.15 - 14.30 Chair’s update on Training, recruitment and apprenticeships

Stewart McKenzie, Chair, Hospital Caterers Association

Training, recruitment and apprenticeships are set to be the focus of the current HCA Chair’s tenure – hear from Stewart McKenzie on why these issues are so important to hospital caterers.
14.30 - 15.15

Last 9 Yards - The four nation’s approach

Wales – David Wismann, Model Ward project update

England – Amanda Cartmill, Topic tbc    

Northern Ireland – Tony O’Hara, Regional Dysphagia training workstream

Scotland – Robert McLaughlin, Person Centred Care

Each of the four nations will be represented in this session as we hear about examples of good practice on the all-important ‘Last 9 Yards’ initiatives in improving a patient’s hospital experience.

15.15 - 16.15 Get the CLANGERS habit and save the NHS!

Dr Phil Hammond -  The daily habits of healthy, happy people are easy to say but harder to do. Hear from Dr Phil Hammond on how to achieve your daily CLANGERS, and help others to do theirs. Changes in lifestyle are far more powerful than any drug we have to offer: 

Connect | Learn | (be) Active | Notice | Give back | Eat Well | Relax | Sleep
16.15 - 16.30

Official forum close and branch handover

19.00 - 01.00

Drinks Reception & Branch Dinner