From your patient’s pockets to your own, everyone has been affected in some way by the current cost-of-living crisis. With everything costing more, we wanted to highlight a few of our useful resources, benefits and services which will help you and your patients save money directly, as well as access useful advice and support your BDA membership provides. After all, we look after all of your professional needs in one place, so you can focus on your daily practice.
Check out our top tips within our Eat Well for Less Food Fact Sheet, developed to help:
Check out this and all of our other 60+ Food Fact Sheets here.
Through our Let’s Get Cooking programme, we’re working with charities like Barnardo’s to help young people and parents understand how to cook healthier meals. We have a number of resources and recipes available to help cut down on shopping and cooking costs.
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As a member of the BDA, you have access to a host of specialist services and support to help you in your daily practice, at discounted rates or included within your membership fee. These include:
All BDA members, including students, are provided with a useful set of bespoke legal services across a wide range of areas, including a FREE 24/7 legal advice helpline, employment law advice, free will writing, fixed rate conveyancing, personal injury, free motor claims service, family law service, power of attorney and much more. Access it here.
We hope you won’t need this but if you ever find yourself at a HCPC hearing it’s good to know that Full BDA members have legal representation, including response preparation advice for HCPC investigations.
Worth over £360 per year, but available to all BDA members as part of your membership, the PEN system is a global nutrition and dietetic resource that provides quick online access to the most up-to-date, critically appraised evidence on more than 200 nutrition and dietetic related topics all in one handy, easily searchable system. Access it here.
Trade union support, advice and representation is available to Full and Associate members, for free as part of your membership. Our TU Reps are able to support you in any work issue you may have. Contact us if you don't know who your local Trade Union Representative is.
The BDA provides Full, Associate and Student members Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) – a mandatory requirement for those registered with the HCPC to be able to practice. Your employer or Trust may well have policies in place which may appear to cover you, but it is important to highlight that they will not support you if (commonly) they are the ones bringing the action against you. Access it here.
If you require a bursary or funding for a research project, you can apply to the BDA’s General and Education Trust Fund (GET). Funding is available for a wide range of dietetic research and can be used to fund running and project costs, as well as help with salaries. Find out more here.