Soft FM National Support – NHS England and NHS Improvement
Philip Shelley is based at Musgrove Park Hospital with Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust as a Facilities Manager. He has served in the NHS for 26 years and is passionate in promoting quality food for patients, staff and visitors.
Philip is the Operational Lead for catering and waste for the Trust and has direct responsibility for commercial activity, transport, post, portering and linen.
Having served as National Chair of the Hospital Catering Association, he has been able to collaborate with many organisations, linking effectively with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (Hefma) to gain momentum in making positive decisions for the empowering of the recovery for patients.
Philip has led the FM team in a number of initiatives, winning the NHS Business Award for Catering in 2016 and shortlisted for a number of awards for the hydration model, “Droplet”. He was also presented with the Public Sector Award by Cost Sector in 2018.
In recent months, Philip was asked to lead the “root and branch” review of food in the NHS by the Secretary of State following the unfortunate deaths through listeria.