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NHS England team up with Compass for 24/7 Hospital Food event


NHS England is collaborating with Compass’ Healthcare division, Medirest, and the newly launched One Retail sector, to host the NHS England 24/7 Hospital Food Showcase event. Held on 11th May 2023 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, it will bring together clinical staff wanting change, suppliers offering solutions and NHS Leaders leading the way on all subjects of Food Standards and 24/7.

The organisers - include Tim Radcliffe, NHS England, Chair of the 24/7 clinical panel and Haley-mae Downer Business Development Director for One Retail and panel member of NHS 24/7 clinical panel. They aim to share best practice and insights on the recently mandated 24/7 food provision, that hospitals need to be providing for hospital staff - as announced in the National Standards for Healthcare Food and Drink.

The event will see speakers including Philip Shelley, NHS England’s Chair of the NHS Review of Hospital Food; Neely Mozawala, Compass’ Social Value Lead and Founder of the campaign “No Hungry Staff”; as well as NHS Catering lead, Ian Howson on delivering 24/7 in the NHS.

Together they will cover topics such as The Future of NHS catering and the implementation and innovation around the 24/7 food standard number eight. Alongside speakers, networking and round table discussions, there will be live cooking demonstrations and an exhibition of over 15 solution providers, including a full frictionless store concept.

Philip Shelley, NHS England’s Chair of the Hospital Food Review said: “This event is an opportunity for us to come together to share ideas, insights and best practice around how we can deliver 24/7 solutions in hospitals, that suit the demographics we need to cater for. When staff in hospitals are working long, busy shifts – it’s imperative that they have access to good quality food. Please come along and we can help drive this agenda forward together.”

Neely Mozawala, Founder of the No Hungry Staff campaign and Compass Social Value Lead said: “If delivered well, this mandate will eradicate hunger, benefit the physical and mental wellbeing of NHS staff and in turn improve the quality of patient care. This is something I have been working on for a long time and I am dedicated to making it happen and supporting hospitals to implement it. That’s why I am looking forward to the event, so we can support hospitals up and down the country to deliver a great food offer, that is available all day every day.”

To sign up for the event click here.

Pictured: Tim Radcliffe NHS England, Haley-mae Downer One Retail, Chloe Moore – Event lead for NHS, Tom Wortley – Duxford War Museum manager, Bruce Toon – Culinary Director for Healthcare