Better Hospital Food Summits 2001 Presentations. Better Hospital Food Summits 2001. Simon Williams Assistant Director The Patients’ Association. Better Hospital Food Summits 2001. Paul Cryer Business Manager Food Programme. The NHS Plan.
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The Patients’ Association
The Plan exists because patients said they wanted a more modern and responsive NHS.
They wanted the basic things to be right
Key Issues in the Plan
NHS Menu Group
NHS Patient Food Group
Loyd Grossman and Leading Chefs
Charing CrossBetter Hospital FoodLeading Chef DishesPilot Sites
NHS Estates working with The Purchase and Supply Authority on -
Best Practice reviews with a focus on the special needs of patients -
(interactive from 3rd June)
Wards with Housekeeper
Net Cost of Meal/Day
Customer Care Programmes
Staff TrainingPossible Performance Measures
…need to rediscover the patient
Ian SemmonsPatients’ Food GroupMembership
Messages from the consultation:
“…half of all hospitals will have new ‘ward housekeepers’ in place by 2004 to ensure that the quality, presentation and quantity of meals meets patients’ needs; that patients, particularly elderly people, are able to eat the meals on offer; and that the service patients receive is genuinely round the clock….”
Pilot Sites Feedback
Develop Local Operational Policies
A Dietetic Perspective
Tucker HN, Miguel SG; Cost Containment Through Nutrition Intervention,
April 1996, Nutrition Reviews, Vol. 54 No. 4, pp 111-121
National Dish List
Web-based menu management system
Patient groups with Special needs
24 Hour Snack Box
Ward Kitchen / Light Bite
Leading Chefs’ Dishes
1. Why not?
2. What’s stopping you?
3. Is this the true barrier?
1. What do you need?
2. How can you get it started?
3. Is it realistic?
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