Membership Benefits

We provide our members with real value for money for their membership. All members receive a set of useful benefits and services (worth over £1,600 per person per year) to cater for their professional needs.

These benefits and services include; a wide range of useful tools and resources, union representation, legal advice, indemnity insurance, access to CPD events, money saving offers and much more. They provide our members with the support, guidance, evidence-base and good practice to help them develop themselves, their services and the profession.  

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Why BDA Membership adds up to a great deal...

BDA Benefit Overview (Full Members)

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Benefits by Membership Category Overview

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Benefit by Category

Supporting our members

We have our finger on the pulse, so are well aware of the ongoing challenges and changes our members face in their day to day dietetic roles.

Click below to read more about our vital strategic activities:

Top valued benefits 

Here are some of the most valued benefits our members told us they couldn't do without over the past 12 months:

Professional Indemnity Insurance

PII imageWe provide our members with Professional Indemnity Insurance for up to £5 million per case. This insurance is suitable (and essential) liability cover for dietetic professionals in their day-to-day roles and is now a mandatory requirement of the HCPC. 

Union Support

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Our dedicated Union team are committed to representing and supporting our members throughout their working life.

With years of experience representing the dietetic profession, they are on hand to provide members with expert tailored advice and support should they face a difficulty in their employment.

Get in touch with our expert union team today.

Legal advice

We provide our members with a set of bespoke legal services including:

 - free legal Advice Line from an expert team of solicitors on any non employment topic
 - low-cost conveyancing 
 - fixed fee wills by post
 - personal injury e.g. accidents in the workplace, car or whilst at work
 - and much more at

Online resources

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Our website provides members with locked member-only useful tools and resources such as policy statements, food fact sheets, a useful influencing toolkit, and a range of practice guidance documents such as our safe staffing and caseload management resource.

Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN)

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Complimentary access to the huge Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) system is part of BDA membership.

PEN condenses and summarises the entire nutrition and dietetic evidence-base on more than 190 nutrition and dietetic-related topics, then gives practical guidance to help our members apply it to dietetic practice. Get started with PEN.

Latest Research via JHND

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Access the very latest in expert dietetic research via online editions of the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics (JHND) including many archived articles and features.

Members can download the JHND App to have the latest dietetic research at your fingertips. Read more

Access to Specialist communities 

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Our members have access to join one or more of our 17 specialist groups. Groups offer the most current information, leadership, and expertise to members working or specialising in a range of professional areas.

By joining a goup, members will have access to online discussion networks, expert professional knowledge, CPD events, specialist news, awards and more. 

Local networking 

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Our network of 12 BDA branches are spread regionally across the UK.

Branches offer our members the chance to get involved in various local CPD, networking and topic-specific meetings and events with members from from different disciplines and organisations. 

Latest news and updates

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We keep our members up to date with latest news across the BDA and the wider profession through their official members magazine Dietetics Today, monthly member ezines, our member discussion forum and via our social media channels.