by Carolyn Pallister, PR Officer BDA Obesity Specialist Group
As a committee, the BDA Obesity Specialist Group are delighted to be launching and supporting a new stream at this year’s BDA Research Symposium! The new stream is entitled Obesity and weight management and we’re ...
by Lucy Morgan, Chair of the Critical Care Specialist Group.
The Critical Care Specialist Group (CCSG) currently offer an annual poster award but following discussion with the BDA we are very pleased to announce that we will also now be hosting a new Critical Care stream at this year&rsquo ...
Lucy Eldridge, Chair of BDA Oncology Specialist Group , writes about the launch of new Prehabilitation Guidance for Oncology patients.
Lucy Eldridge RD is chair of BDA Oncology Specialist Group and Dietetic Team Leader at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
In autumn last year the Oncology Specialist group of the BDA (OSG) was invited to be a stakeholder in the development of Prehabilitation guidance. This project was ...
Our Research Officer Judy Lawrence discusses some of the exciting research being undertaken by dietitians which is changing lives and the way we work
Judy Lawrence is the BDA’s Research Officer
As policy officer for research at the BDA, I have had the pleasure of seeing both an increasing number of dietitians take their first steps as clinicians in the world of research, and more experienced dietetic researchers win large grants for ...
Our Trade Union Officer David Hamblin writes about the role dietitians play in trade unionism.
David Hamblin Organising, Communications, & Campaigns Officer
Dietitians Week is all about those who work in dietetics. The BDA Trade Union is all about looking after those who work in dietetics.
In order that dietitians are able to do their jobs the BDA Trade Union ...
A blog from BDA Chair Caroline Bovey BEM introducing Dietitians Week
Caroline Bovey BEM is chair of the BDA
I’m delighted to welcome you to my second Dietitians Week as Chair. This year we have focused more than ever on engaging with the public, showing them the full breadth and depth of “What Dietitians Do” and encouraging more people to ask ...
Caroline Bovey writes about the latest statistics on diet and obesity from NHS England.
Caroline Bovey BEM is Chair of the BDA
Last week saw the publication of the latest Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet statistics for England, and they make for fascinating reading. They also make it clear that there is a great deal to be done by dietitians, the BDA and others to improve the ...
BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes about the launch of the new UK-Wide AHP Public Health Strategy.
Caroline Bovey BEM is BDA Chair.
Today sees the publication of the first ever UK wide public health strategy for Allied Health Professionals (AHP). It outlines how progress will be maintained so that public health and prevention is embedded into the role of all AHPs and they are ...
Chloe Adams talks about why dietitians should apply!
by Chloe Adams, a dietitian working at The British Dietetics Association, as a Policy Officer for Professional Practice.
Applying for the Chief Allied Healthcare Professional Officer Award (CAHPO) award is easier than you might think! There are various different categories, so you ...
by Angela Madden.
It is a tremendous honour to have been invited to give this year’s Elsie Widdowson Memorial Lecture – a big thank you to the BDA General and Education Trust who support and organise this.
The lecture recognises and celebrates the preeminent pioneer of ...
Following the launch of the report "Closing the gap" by the Health Foundation, King's Fund and Nuffield Trust, regarding NHS Workforce Planning , Andy Burman gives a view on the role dietitians should be playing and the support needed for dietitians.
Yesterday, three well-regarded think thanks, the Health Foundation, King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust, published Closing the Gap, a widely covered report regarding the NHS workforce in England. The report, which you can read here, comes ahead of a the expected publication of the NHS ...
Marianne Williams RD writes about her experience of delivering a tranformative digital project, and her 2018 CAHPO award.
Marianne Williams is a NHS Specialist Gastroenterology Community Dietitian based in Somerset and winner of both NHS England Allied Health Professional of the Year and the NHS Digital AHP Digital Practice award at the 2018 Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Awards. As part of a series of ...
Chloe Adams writes about her (award winning!) experience of developing and exhibiting leadership skills.
Chloe Adams is the BDA’s Policy Officer for Professional Practice, but previously worked as a Community Gastroenterology Dietitian in the West Midlands. Here, as part of our celebration of the Universe of Opportunities open to AHPs, she writes about her (award winning!) experience of ...
by Judy Lawrence, Research Officer, The British Dietetic Association
The 2018 Research Symposium was held as usual in Birmingham at the beginning of December, welcoming nearly seventy abstract presenters. The symposium continues to expand and saw the addition of two new streams; ...
Top tips for you, your department, our profession and the health of our nation.
During the 2018 Elsie Widdowson Memorial Lecture, Professor Kevin Whelan of King's College London, presented on 'modifying the microbiome in gut health and disease: research as the foundation of dietetic practice'. Towards the end of his fascinating lecture (which you can view in ...
Every year around Valentine’s Day is Heart Unions Week (this year 11-15 February 2019) where we celebrate why we love unions and the work they do.
by Annette Mansell-Green, Head of Employment Relations.
“The BDA Trade Union will seek to ensure fair and equal treatment of all members including fair representation and access to services and participation. We will seek to protect the rights of all members to be treated ...
BDA response to the NHS's Clinical Leadership Framework
Najia Qureshi is Head of Education and Professional Development at the BDA.
The Clinical Leadership framework published yesterday by NHSI sets out an exciting ambition to grow the role of dietitians and other AHPs in senior leadership in the NHS. Many dietitians tell us that they feel ...
Find out more about the MNDA's online course on multidisciplinary working to support patients with Motor Neurone Disease.
Jenny Bedford is Partnership Development Manager Motor Neurone Disease Association. The BDA is proud to be an ally of the MND Association.
Following its successful introduction in October last year, I'm pleased to announce that the course, Multi-disciplinary working – making it ...
A view on the latest NDNS results, published by Public Health England.
Dr Frankie Phillips RD is a BDA Spokesperson, freelance dietitian and health writer. We asked Frankie to give her view on the latest NDNS results, published by Public Health England.
Today saw the publication of Public Health England’s latest installment from the National Diet and ...
What might the UK leaving the European Union with no deal mean for the dietetic profession.
With the government’s defeat on its proposed Brexit deal, the UK finds itself stepping closer to a situation where it leaves the European Union with no deal in place at all. Here, Caroline Bovey offers a view a view on what this might mean for our profession.
It is very clear that a ...
On Monday (7th January), the long-awaited NHS England Long Term Plan (LTP) was launched. BDA Chair, Caroline Bovey RD, and BDA England Board Chair, Dr Brian Power RD, give an initial BDA response to the 136-page document.
The LTP sets out a laudable and welcome ambition to improve the NHS ...
Courses for dietitians on Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
By Mairi Huntly, Freelance Dietitian.
Two study days, distilling the core matter in this area, have been developed to help dietitians looking to specialise in the dietary management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Both courses are deliberately kept to a maximum of 15 delegates which ...
The British Dietetic Association's most popular Food Fact Sheets of 2018.
Our Food Fact Sheets are consistently among the best performing pages on our website, and for good reason! They are packed full of useful health and nutrition advice.
Here are the most popular 10 Food Fact Sheets of 2018.
Perhaps unsurprisingly our most read fact sheet in the last year was: ...
Chairman, Blog, Public Health, Prevention
I’d like to start by wishing you all a restful festive break and a happy New Year. I have no doubt it has been a busy year for many of you, and 2019 promises more of the same. I thought I’d use this blog post to discuss my chairman’s theme again, given that it will be a key ...