Our hospitals consultancy is a bespoke service working with you and your teams, sharing our expertise and experience of working across over 70 hospitals, trusts, Health Boards and at policy level to support service improvement and compliance in areas unique to you.

Some examples of our consultancy work with multi-disciplinary teams in NHS trusts and with others include:

  • Developing and refreshing food and drink strategies
  • Service reviews, including co-design of service improvements
  • Reviewing foodservices tenders
  • Reviewing retail services for staff health and wellbeing, including CQUIN audits
  • Staff, patient and visitor consultations on foodservices
  • Bespoke training including: supporting implementation of ‘eating together’ on wards, ‘Care to Cook’ training for domiciliary care workers, and training on setting up farmers markets
  • Education and speaking opportunities 


As a charity we keep our costs competitive. Our bespoke consultancy is at a day rate of £495 + VAT and travel costs as required

What NHS Trusts say 

"Working in partnership with Food for Life has helped us to innovate and push ourselves as a Trust. As a result, we have improved our food services for staff, patients and visitors, and are delighted to have won a number of national awards." Anne Byrne, Facilities Manager, Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

"Food for Life’s retail services review and audit was very informative. We take staff health and well-being seriously at Aintree and the support helped us ensure we were CQUIN complaint and gave helpful recommendations for improvements." 
Brendan Brady, Catering Services Manager, Aintree University Hospital NHS FT

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