Here is a round-up of the events, key developments and general news items that you may find of interest. If you feel that there are issues that we don't cover in sufficient detail - or in too much detail! - please let us know.

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Care and Dementia Show

A leading event for those responsible for the care and wellbeing of older people. read more

NACC Training Development Forum

Learn from expert care catering speakers, watch culinary demonstrations tailored for those in care, interact in workshops and network with like-minded colleagues all under one roof. read more


The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference is a major annual supply chain event, now known as CSCMP EDGE. read more

Leisure Industry Week 2017

Leisure Industry Week 2017 will look at the future of the partnership between public health and leisure and the role of leisure in the products industry, among other aspects. read more

Hospitality & Catering Expo

The Hospitality & Catering EXPO is an event that will host an exhibition, conferences, masterclasses, product demonstrations and roundtables as well as an innovative hosted buyer programme. read more

Food and Drink IT Summit

The Food and Drink IT Summit is an annual gathering of the leading food and beverage companies interested in improving their business through data, IT, software etc. Over 400+ Delegates attended the inaugural 2015 event and twice that number are expected for the 2017 event. read more

The Care Forum

A highly focused event that brings together care professionals and key industry solution providers with one-to-one business meetings, interactive seminars and valuable networking opportunities.. read more

Craft Beer Festival 2017

The Craft Beer Festival is featuring at over 100 pubs nationwide, including renowned venues such at The White Horse in Parsons Green and The Spaniards in Hampstead, to pubs in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol.. read more

Hospitality and Tourism Summit

Key hospitality industry leaders are preparing to meet at this year’s Summit for hospitality & tourism to be held on 6th June and hosted by Principal Hotel Company at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London, at what is a critical time for the industry. read more

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Sugar Tax on Soft Drinks

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, nicknamed the 'Sugar Tax' by the media, is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and comes into force in April 2018. read more

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BBC News - Health

NHS needs '£50bn extra by 2030'

Top surgeon and ex-minister makes prediction as government considers long-term funding plan.

Dementia risk linked to some medicines

Up to two million people in England take anticholinergics, for depression and Parkinson's disease.

News from UK Parliament

Government must do more to implement the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy

Lords Science and Technology Committee publish report on Life sciences and the industrial strategy

Brexit: the proposed UK-EU security treaty – call for evidence launched

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee launches a public call for evidence for its inquiry into the proposed UK-EU security treaty

BigHospitality News

Michelin awards Bib Gourmands to 27 restaurants

Adam Handlingâs The Frog E1 and the Galvin brothersâ Essex pub are among the 27 winners of Michelin Bib Gourmands 2018.

Friday Five: the week's top news

From the 2018 Michelin Bib Gourmand winners to a new strategy to tackling the chef shortage, we round-up the top stories you might have missed this week.

Social care | The Guardian

Ellie Butler report warns of further deaths unless failures put right

Dame Linda Dobbs highlights errors by authorities involved in case of child murdered by father Deaths like that of six-year-old Ellie Butler, who was murdered by her father, could keep happening unless failures in child protection are quickly corrected, a

Social care green paper: it would be wrong to bail out business as usual | Paul Burstow

Plans that say nothing on long-term funding will have failed, but neither must they offer a better-funded status quo Related: Social care green paper can deliver if it sees the bigger picture | Ewan King Few would deny that social care in England is und