We are a friendly bunch

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson

LCS Director

Derek Johnson is a co-founder of Nutrition and Hydration Week and after 30 years’ experience in local government social care catering is now working as an independent advisor and trainer. Derek is a catering specialist with a wealth of experience in nutrition and hydration across the health and care sector. Derek is an experienced professional, having managed units, meals on wheel services and staff across a wide variety of commercial and public sector environments. Derek has been recognised in the industry receiving many national awards for his work promoting good nutritional care.

Derek is widely experienced in the planning and delivery of projects and programs related to the reduction of preventable harm in health and social care at national and local levels. He has specialist knowledge in the development of services, providing solutions & resources. These include toolkits & guidelines, product & scheme developments and learning resources to support service improvement. Derek has been training in the social care sector since 1990, and has developed many courses to meet the changing needs and requirements of the social care sector.