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Our dedicated Catering team offers the best value supply chain solutions

Benefits of ordering through us

  • Comprehensive product range - All your catering needs are met with food, drink, tableware and cleaning products.
  • We offer the reassurance that our food products are sourced from approved suppliers. This is reinforced via our independent auditor Support Training Services (STS).
  • We work closely with The Hospital Catering Association (HCA) and Catering Manager colleagues to ensure that we provide a complete and reliable food service to the NHS.
  • No need for lengthy tenders as we have already done the hard work for you.
  • We offer easy-to-use online ordering systems, allowing you to place your order fast and efficiently.
  • Orders are delivered direct to your department.
  • We provide dedicated communications to catering departments.
  • We are currently running a Purchasing Survey. Please download, complete and email to your NHS Supply Chain account manager.

Eating for good health - balancing the procurement challenge

Hospital kitchens are facing the daily challenge of balancing the need to provide healthy, delicious and nutritious meals against increasing food costs, reduced budgets and growing expectations. We can help you and your catering team navigate sustainability targets, Government Buying Standards and assurance schemes as you continue to provide the meals that patients want and need during their hospital stay.

Download our leaflet to find out how we balance the procurement challenge.

At NHS Supply Chain, we are passionate about being at the forefront of patient feeding and hydration, supporting NHS Trusts with relevant products listing that allow then to meet the ever-changing demands of the NHS and its patients. Find out more about how we are supporting hydration in the Hospital Caterer magazine.

VAT Re-claim

NHS Supply Chain would like to inform their customers that they are now able to re-claim VAT for the products that were purchased or resale. We have gained approval from the HMRC that claims can be back dated for four years. Please find the below VAT reclaim guide for further information and VAT declaration form:

VAT reclaim Guide
VAT Declaration Form

The Packaging Forum - Ease of opening packaging the ISO17480 Standard

NHS Supply Chain has been working as part of a task force with NHS Improvement, the HCA, suppliers and manufacturers of individually portioned, pre-packed, ready to consume products, to make packaging more easily accessible for patients to eat and drink well when they are in hospital. The aim is to meet the NHS patient food packaging requirements and to comply with ISO17480 guidelines which will help reduce the risk of malnutrition, and support nurses, hospital caterers and dieticians.

Download Packaging Taskforce Handbook

You can view the products that have already passed this standard on our weekly catering report.

Catering Reports

Please click the links below to download the latest food reports.

Catering Report w/c 2 April 2018

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Catering Report w/c 19 March 2018

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Catering Report w/c 12 March 2018

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Catering Report w/c 5 March  2018

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Latest news

Delisting:The Fabulous Bakin Boys All NPC’s Product Discontinuation

Ref: 2015/170 | Date: 11/12/2015

Due to The Fabulous Bakin Boys no longer been able to delivery via e-Direct due to the merging of their business with another, all The Fabulous Bakin Boys products lines have been delisted.

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Recall:Recall of slippers by Delmore Ltd

Ref: 2016/023 | Date: 22/02/2016

Delmore Limited has issued a recall for a number of their unisex slipperetes

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Product Update:Lucozade Energy Reduction in Sugar Content

Ref: 201/067 | Date: 05/05/2017

Lucozade are reducing the sugar content of their drinks by 50% to bring the range in line with the 5g of sugar per 100ml government sugar guideline.

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Contract Update:Fenside Cottage Bakeries Cake, Muffins and Flapjacks

Ref: 2016/001 | Date: 06/01/2016

Fenside Cottage Bakeries have gone into liquidation and will no longer be supplying NHS Supply Chain with their products

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Product Update:Product Discontinuation Tea Bags ACT207

Ref: 2017/114 | Date: 27/06/2017

Due to an increase in commodity prices the supplier Tata Global Beverages has given notice that they will be discontinuing supply of ACT207 Tetley Tea 184s pack, effective from 1st August 2017.

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