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Wed, 05 Jun


Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Food Safety Study Day for Hospitals

'Safer Food, Better Health' Food Safety Study Day for hospitals - to coincide with World Food Safety Day 2024. Organised by Inspectrum Food Safety, and sponsored by the Hospital Caterers Association Wessex Branch, this is event is open to hospitals (NHS & private) and hospital contract caterers.

Food Safety Study Day for Hospitals
Food Safety Study Day for Hospitals

Time & Location

05 Jun 2024, 10:00 – 15:30

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham QE Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Birmingham B15 2GW, UK

About the event

Food Safety Study Day

This unique Study Day has been organised especially for hospitals accross the UK, to bring together hospital professionals with other organisations working together with the shared purpose of safe and wholesome food for our hospital patients. 

This event is free for NHS hospitals* and will take a deep dive into the world of food safety, specifically in the context of hospitals.

The day brings together a knowledgeable array of speakers – from supply and procurement through to catering, Food Standards Agency, NHS England, HCA and consultants experienced in the healthcare field.

Join us for this informative day - be up to date on current developments, learn, exchange ideas, and network with sector colleagues.

Speakers and topics

The speaker and event programme currently includes:

‘Food Safety/Hygiene' - Food Law, Registration, Food Hygiene Rating Scheme, Listeriosis guidance, Food Allergens, Incidents & Reporting  

Speakers from the Food Standards Agency 

Food Safety in Healthcare - 'Are we making progress?' - NHS England

Philip Shelley – Senior Operational Manager – NHS England

‘Digital Sandwich to Smart Factory - Progressive Technologies for Sustainability and Food Safety'

Tom Hollands - Innovation & Technical Director - Raynor Foods, and representative of the British Sandwich Association

'The Importance of Food Safety in Procurement'

Kirstin Morris - Business Director - NHS Supply Chain: Food

'Owen's Law - what it could mean going forward and the Importance of Near Miss Reporting'

Caroline Benjamin - Director - Food Allergy Aware

‘Food Safety Culture in Hospitals’

Fiona Sinclair - Director - Inspectrum Food Safety

Panel Q&A - ‘Food Safety Standards – the perspective of Catering Leads’

Look out for updates to the programme!


Free event/Fees *

· NHS hospitals: We are pleased to offer this event free of charge for attendees directly employed by NHS hospitals. NB. Due to the popularity of the event please cap places to a maximum of 4 per Trust. 

· Private hospitals & healthcare contract caterers: The event is also open to private hospitals and contract caterers that provide catering for healthcare. A small fee of £50 plus VAT per person is applicable. Payments can be made online, or via invoice. 

· To book, please register at

NB. If you are not employed by a hospital, but are interested to attend you are welcome to get in touch in case we are able to accomodate your request (, however please do not book online as hospitals are priority - thank you.    


· The venue is Lecture Theatre 3 on the 1st Floor in the main entrance of Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamMindlesohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2GW. 

· By train: The venue is an approximately 5 minutes walk from University railway station.  There are regular trains from University station to Birmingham New Street.   

· By car: The venue is close to the M5, and A38 from city centre. Car Park A is recommended for Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. 


· Delegates are welcome to arrive from 9.30am onwards for refreshment and registration, for a prompt 10am start.

· The day will finish by 3.30pm.


· Refreshments will be provided at the venue upon arrival and during morning break.

· A buffet lunch will be provided adjacent to the lecture theatre.

Allergies & intolerances

· Please do let us know if you have any allergies, intolerances or other special dietary requirements so that we can make appropriate arrangements for you.

· There is a field to capture this on the event registration form, or please contact us direct: 


This organisation of this event is voluntarily led by Fiona Sinclair from Inspectrum Food Safety, with support from the Hospital Caterers Association Wessex Branch and NHS England.   


Should you have any questions please contact:

· Fiona Sinclair – Director Inspectrum Food Safety: 07548 454033

· For more information about the venue please see: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (


The timing of the event is to coincide with World Food Safety Day which falls during the week of this event.  The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched World Food Safety Day in 2019, to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent and manage food borne risks and contribute to human health.

Annually all sorts of organisations across the world mark this day - often turned into a week! Every year there is a theme which for this year is ‘Safer Food, Better Health' - emphasizing the critical role of safe and nutritious food in human health and well-being.

We look forward to welcoming you to mark World Food Safety Day 2024!


  • Food Safety Study Day - NHS

    Food Safety Study Day for Hospitals - Safer Food, Better Health

  • Food Safety Day - non NHS

    Food Safety Study Day for Hospitals - Safer Food, Better Health

    Tax: +£10.00 VAT+£1.50 service fee



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