Support Packages for Trusts and Hospitals

Our hospital leaders programme offers a range of support for NHS Trusts from targeted workshops, through consultancy, to membership of our Hospital Leaders Circle. All are designed to help you create a better food experience and support a health-promoting environment for patients, staff and visitors.

Our main packages of support are listed below, simply click on the headlines for more detailed information. We also offer consultancy on vending, procurement and staff engagement. 

Interested? We'd love to speak to you, please contact us on 0117 314 5180 or email ffl@foodforlife.org.uk

  • Policy Report

    Understanding and reducing food waste in hospitals

    Reducing food waste in hospitals brings multiple benefits: cost savings; a reduced environmental footprint; and food eaten rather than left on the plate supports patient recovery and a positive patient experience. Read how we worked with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust to achieve these outcomes and how we can support your hospital to do the same. 





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    ‘Healthy food for NHS staff, visitors and patients’ CQUIN support package

    Our new ‘Healthy food for NHS staff, visitors and patients’ CQUIN support package is designed  to help NHS Trusts comply with, or exceed, key requirements of the new ‘NHS staff health and wellbeing CQUIN that became operational in April 2016.





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    Food and Drink Strategy support package

    This workshop package aims to support the development of a Food and Drink Strategy as specified in the NHS Standard Contract. It has been designed to involve key senior multi-disciplinary staff engaged in the key areas identified in the Hospital Food Standards Panel Report





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    Food for Life Catering Mark Support Package

    A range of packages to support hospitals to achieve or upgrade a Food for Life Catering Mark for patient, staff and visitor food. Flexible training options cover benchmarking, progress review, staff training, final review and marketing support.





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    Food for Life Hospital Leaders Circle

    Members of the Food for Life Hospital Leaders Circle receive intensive, tailored support to develop a whole hospital approach to food. Circle membership also offers unrivalled opportunities for networking, further learning and sharing best practice with other Trusts.



"If the NHS is to properly promote health as well as deal with ill-health, then it must look to the food it provides. "Hospital Food Standards Panel Report, 2014

How we can work with you

We support and empower NHS leaders with an expert tailored approach that draws on our experience of working with over 40 hospitals and trusts across England. 

Download the flyer below to find out how we can work in partnership with you.

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