Tim Radcliffe

Tim Radcliffe

Facilities Manager, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Turning around a struggling service

The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was a struggling service when Tim Radcliffe took it over in 2015.  A radical and progressive five year plan, that included increasing plant-based options on the menu and sourcing more locally, was developed that has culminated in the team winning multiple awards including the 2021 Public Sector Catering Hospital Caterer award and the inaugural NHS Chef of the Year.  Tim will share his journey and what he has learnt along the way.

 

About: 

Bringing thirty years of corporate, military, hospitality and restaurant ownership experience to the NHS, Tim’s approach is that every patient deserves to eat restaurant-quality meals. A passionate proponent of food as medicine, he has taken his East Lancashire Catering service into the spotlight, appearing on Channel Four’s Food Unwrapped, and published on many occasions to showcase the opportunities, rather than the restrictions, of providing over 5,000 high-quality meals a day. With his procurement and service recognised by the Soil Association, Care Quality Commission and through CQUIN, Winner of the Public Sector Hospital Caterer of the year 2021. Member of the Expert Panel for NHS food and Co-Chair of the new Love British Food NHS Trust working group.

The East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust was a struggling service when Tim Radcliffe took it over in 2015.  A radical and progressive five year plan, that included increasing plant-based options on the menu and sourcing more locally, was developed that has culminated in the team winning multiple awards including the 2021 Public Sector Catering Hospital Caterer award and the inaugural NHS Chef of the Year.  Tim will share his journey and what he has learnt along the way.