2019 Programme

'Evolution to Resolution' HCA Leadership & Development Forum - 11-12 April 2019

Wednesday 10 April

12.00 Registration Opens

Thursday 11 April

08.00 Registration opens
08.30 Exhibition Opens
11.00 - 11.30 Opening of the 2019 Forum

Welcome to Wales
Peter Jones, FMT 2019 Secretary
Lord Hunt – HCA President
Roy Lilley – Chair

11.30 - 12.00 Keynote Address - Dr Andrew Goodall, Director General of Health and Social Services/Chief Executive, NHS Wales

12.00 - 12.30

Scene Setting – Members Survey
Peter Jones, FMT 2019 Secretary
The Wales FMT conducted a member’s research project at the start of the planning process for the 2019 Forum to find out members’ views on the Association and how it works for them – Peter will update delegates on the research findings and how this was used to shape the Forum programme.

12.30 - 13.00 Life from the frontline - David Wismann, Cardiff Vale UHB

Following his presentation at 2018’s Forum, Dave will take delegates behind the scenes at Cardiff Vale Hospital to see the Model Ward in action with a video filmed early in 2019.  Following this, delegates will be served lunch with recipes taken from the All Wales Menu which is used in all Welsh hospitals on a daily basis

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch and exhibition viewing
14.30 - 15.00

Power of Three – the Nurses’ Perspective - Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer, Wales
The Power of Three is one of the hospital caterer’s biggest campaigns to bring clinicians, dietitians and nurses together to improve the patient feeding experience. Jean will give the nurses’ perspective on this key initiative and how this can be developed further and possibly improved.

15.00 - 16.00 Afternoon tea and exhibition viewing
16.00 - 16.15 Learning & Development update - Stewart McKenzie, Chair, HCA

With training the focus of his tenure as Chairman, Stewart will update delegates on how this has been progressed before he hands over to the next Chairman during the AGM on Friday morning.

16.15 - 17.15 Inclusion in the Workplace - Nigel Owens

Best known as a rugby union referee, Nigel Owens implements rules fairly but allows the game to flow; he imposes his authority – but he isn’t afraid to show a sense of humour on the pitch. He’s also the only openly gay official in what’s seen as an especially macho sport and has spoken recently about his struggles with an eating disorder.  In his presentation, Nigel will about the hurdles he had to overcome, and the skills you require to make tough decisions with tough characters.

19.00 - 01.00

Drinks Reception & President's Gala & Awards Dinner

Friday 12 April

08.00 Registration opens
08.30 Exhibition opens
09.15 - 10.00 AGM (members only)

Includes the handover of National Chair chain of office

10.00 - 10.30 Coffee Break and exhibition viewing
10.30 - 10.35 Review of Day 1 & Day 2 opens  - Conference chair
10.35 - 11.15

Friday Keynote Address
Policy update
- Simon Corben, NHS Improvements                 
Simon will update delegates on the current situation for waste reduction within the NHS and what the future may hold.  How to manage waste reduction including food waste and plastics was one of the key findings from the members’ research so this is set to be a key session for the 2019 Forum.

11.15 - 11.30

What is waste...and how to reduce it
Case study -
Speaker tbc
Following on from Simon Corben’s opening session, hear from a Trust or organisation who is working well to reduce waste within their operation.

11.30 - 12.00

Brexit and Hospital Catering - Speaker tbc, Food Foundation
With the Brexit deal imminent and, by the time of the Forum in April, a month on from Britain’s departure from the EU, what will this mean for hospital caterers in terms of food costs and staff retention?

12.00 - 12.45 Improving your staff and visitor offer
Julian Edwards, Foodservice Consultants Society International

The FCSI work within the public sector to advise on their catering operation which for hospitals includes deciding whether to manage their visitor catering in-house or outsource to a high street operation. Julian will put the case for both options to delegates during his presentation.

William Cook, Dietitian; Laura Tighe, Retail Director; David Harris, Contract Director – Elior UK.
Contract caterer Elior have successfully rolled out their Eatwell brand into hospitals covering both visitor and staff feeding; find out more from the Elior team on the lessons they identified as part of this process.

12.45 - 14.00 Lunch and exhibition viewing, presentation of stand prizes
14.00 - 14.20 Improving the image of Hospital food - Gail Walker, Open Door PR

The public perception of hospital food is often a far cry from what caterers deliver every day to patients, staff and visitors – hear from Gail on how Open Door PR are working with the HCA to improve the image of hospital food to the wider world.

14.20 - 14.30 A thank you from Droplet Hydration - Speaker tbc

After successfully launching at HCA Forum 18 and winning the best stand prize, Droplet Hydration would like to thank delegates for embracing their product designed to improve patient hydration.

14.30 - 15.30 Simplifying the Procurement Maze

England – speaker tbc, Foodbuy
Wales – speaker tbc, NPS

Scotland – speaker tbc
Northern Ireland – Fiona McAllister, Northern Trust

Each of the four nations has its own procurement strategy for hospital caterers. What are the common themes running through the four nations and, more importantly, what are other nations doing to improve procurement that could be adapted across the board?

15.30 - 15.45 Afternoon tea
15.45 - 16.30

Closing presentation – achieving the remarkable against the odds - ‘Big’ Phil Campion

After being given up for adoption at birth, Phil ended up with violent adoptive parents and was sent to a series of children's homes. He left school at 16 and with no qualifications to his name, he saw himself as fit for one thing only - the life of a soldier.  He joined the Royal Hampshires and in spite of such a challenging start, went on to extraordinary achievements, passing both the Royal Marines Commando selection and the Parachute Regiment, before going for the ultimate - selection into the Special Air Service (22 SAS).

Having served with distinction in many cutting edge combat operations in the SAS, he moved on to working the private military circuit and became a global gun for hire. He propelled himself to the top of his game and commanded teams of up to 100 private military operators around the globe, inventing a digital dog tag that has revolutionized personal security and medical care in remote danger zones.

Phil's story is one of enormous inspiration, proving how the human spirit can endure against all odds and achieve the remarkable

16.30 - 16.45 Official forum close and branch handover
19.00 - 01.00 Drinks Reception & Branch Dinner

 NB: All timings and session content subject to change.