We are pleased to be able to announce that the HCA Forum 2020 has been postponed and will now take place on 15-16 April 2021.
We are just finalising details on new dates with the venue and hotels which we will share with you before the end of the week.
Embrace the Future - 15th & 16th April 2021
Wednesday 14 April 2021
|16.00 - 18.00||
RETURNING FOR 2021 - Meet the buyer sessions, Main entrance ACC
Delegates arriving on Wednesday will be invited to join the exhibitors in one-to-one Meet the Buyer sessions between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday afternoon. A maximum of 6 appointments with key suppliers to hospital catering will be set during these times.
|19.30||Informal Dinner at Revolucion de Cuba on the Albert Dock. The dinner venue is within walking distance of ACC, delegates should be outside the ACC entrance or Jurys Inn for 19.00 hours; dress code is casual.|
Thursday 15 April 2021
|08.00||Registration opens in the Galleria at the ACC Liverpool|
|09.00||Exhibition Opens - Exhibition Hall ACC|
|11.00 - 11.30||Opening of the 2020 Forum
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Anna Rothery will formerly welcome delegates to Liverpool
|11.30 - 12.00||Keynote Address
The Rt Hon Lord Hunt of Kings Heath PC OBE, Hospital Caterers Association President
Lord Hunt will set out his vision of the future for hospital caterers, taking into account the Hospital Food Review and how this might impact on Association members.
12.00 - 12.45
Following the outbreak of listeria in 2019, hear first hand from Sandra Higgins from Aintree Hospital, one of the affected sites, on how the situation unfolded and how caterers reacted to the crisis to make sure measures are now in place to prevent further incidents.
Professor David Foskett and Dr Rachel Edwards will discuss the general principles of food hygiene as it is managed within the food industry, focussing on how food safety is controlled at all levels of the supply chain, by drawing on their combined experience of food manufacturing.
|12.45 - 14.15||Lunch and exhibition viewing|
|14.15 - 14.45||
The Vision of HCA
One year in from taking the HCA Chair, what is Craig's vision of the Association and how can members play their part in making this a reality?
|14.45 - 15.15||
Governance, Future proofing the Association
|15.15 - 16.00||Afternoon tea and exhibition viewing|
|16.00 - 16.30||The Future Packaging
Professor Alaster Yoxall, Sheffield Hallam University
For the last 10 years, Alaster has been looking at the issues of the mechanics of consumer packaging and working with suppliers to develop easier-to-open packaging for older and less able patients with suitable products rolled out across hospital sites. Hear from Alaster on the latest developments in packaging and what the future is likely to bring and how you as Food Managers within the NHS can drive this initiative forard
|16.30 - 17.15||Motivational Session
Leading in a new landscape, Drew Povey, former headteacher featured on Channel 4s Educating Manchester
After coming to public prominence following the Channel 4 programme, Educating Manchester, where he was head teacher at Harrop Fold School, Drew has since formed a company specialising as a leadership coach and leadership development specialist. His purpose is to develop people and inspire excellence, supporting leaders to achieve their short and long term goals and in doing so be the best leaders that they can be.
|18.45||VIP Drinks Reception and Branch Officers, dress code is black tie/evening dress|
|19.45||Presidents Dinner including the HCA Awards and Charity Cheque Presentation to Dementia UK|
Friday 16 April 2021
|09.15 - 10.00||AGM (members only)
HCA Full, Honorary and Life Members only may attend this session
|10.00 - 10.30||Coffee Break and exhibition viewing|
Forum day 2 opens
|10.40 - 11.15||
Hospital Food Review
Announced by the Government in 2019, the Hospital Food Review is being led by Phil Shelley with support from food industry stalwart, Prue Leith. With nutrition and food safety at the core of everything hospital caterers do, the review seeks to establish new national quality standards for the food served within the NHS and is expected to consider all aspects of delivering a quality dining experience to patients and staff, including a full review of the external supply chain and audit processes. The initial investigations are being conducted until mid-February 2020 with initial findings likely to be announced before Forum - hear from Phil first hand on the implications for you as a hospital caterer.
|11.15 - 11.45||
Food Poverty - the role of the NHS
|11.45 - 12.15||
Safety and efficiency of volume-based feeding in critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients
|12.15 - 13.00||
Sustainability no Beef
Cambridge University replaced meat options with plant-based with the specific aim of decreasing its environmental impact. Hear from Matthew on the scheme, the ease of implementation and the outcomes.
|13.00 - 14.15||Lunch and exhibition viewing, presentation of stand prizes|
|14.15 - 15.00||
I'm a HCA member get me out of here!
|15.00 - 15.30||Allergen Update
Caroline Benjamin, Food Allergy Training Consultancy
Hear the latest on allergen legislation from FATC, which also promotes best practice and can assist in the implementation of policies and procedures which result in allergy affected diners being offered a safe and positive dining experience.
|15.30 - 16.15||
Caring for those living with dementia
|16.15 - 16.30||Official forum close and branch handover|
|19.00||Branch dinner drinks reception - Lower Galleria|
Branch Dinner - theme of the night is 'A night at the Races', The dress code is cocktail dress and headwear (optional) for the ladies and for the gentlemen lounge suit or dress trousers and shirt and jacket (no tie required). There will be a prize for the best dressed male and female.
NB: All timings and session content subject to change.