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September 2016

Innovation procurement of food & catering services for the healthcare sector

29 September 2016, 15:00 - 16:00
This free hour-long webinar, organised by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) Europe for the EcoQUIP project, will examine innovation procurement of food and catering services for the European healthcare sector.

EcoQUIP is a project aiming to improve the efficiency, quality and environmental sustainability of healthcare through innovation procurement. The project will entail the creation of an ‘Innovation Procurement Leaders Group’ of hospitals that have competence in innovation procurement and the capacity to pioneer new approaches to collaborative procurement.

The webinar will be focusing on innovation procurement and on the EcoQUIP project itself. It will be discussing procurement of food in the healthcare sector, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for food and catering services, currently being developed by DG Env and the JRC.

The webinar will both introduce EcoQUIP’s Joint Statement of Demand on sustainable and healthy food for the healthcare sector, which will be launched shortly and also launch HCWH Europe's report 'Fresh, sustainable & healthy food - Best practices in European healthcare'.

Finally, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will showcase a recent procurement project at Rotherham Hospital, whereby the hospital reviewed its catering service to make cuts to its energy use and CO2 emissions and to improve patients' and staff experience.

To register to the webinar visit hcwh.webex.com.