Great British Bake-Off Champion Frances Quinn is to sample cakes and pastries with a medical twist cooked up by staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) next week.
Frances, who shot to stardom in 2013 when she won the BBC baking contest, will be head judge at Nottingham Hospitals Charity’s Great NUH Bake-Off on Monday 27 June.
Budding bakers among staff across both hospitals will put their culinary skills to the test by creating ‘medically inspired’ baking as part of the hospital’s ‘Talk about Medicines’ week, which is also supported by the Charity funding.
Winners at Queens Medical Centre (QMC) and Nottingham City Hospital will receive signed copies of Frances’ book Quinntessential Baking.
After the judging, entries will go on sale across both sites to raise funds for Nottingham Hospitals Charity to help support improvements to facilities, new equipment, additional services for patients, staff development and local research across the hospitals.
‘Talk about Medicines’ week is an annual campaign to promote awareness of how prescribed drugs interact with each other and impact on patient care, as well as promoting medicine safety.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity Chief Executive Barbara Cathcart says: “On behalf of the Charity and our supporters, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Frances for supporting our event. We’re delighted that she will helping us to decide the winners of our Great NUH Bake-Off contest. I’m sure NUH staff across both sites will rise to the challenge and get baking!”