Membership Benefits

"BDA is excellent value for money. All dietitians need protecting as professionals and membership includes insurance and also CPD." BDA full member dietitian

British Dietetic Association (BDA) membership provides a bespoke range of vital benefits and services (worth over £2,000 per year) to support our member practitioners in their day-to-day dietetic practice. 

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

What benefits are available?

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Benefits by membership category 

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 Supporting our members

As the professional body for the dietetic workforce, we're well aware of the ongoing challenges our members face in their day-to-day dietetic roles, and how we can best support, promote and protect them effectively.

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:

Professional Indemnity Insurance

PII imageWe provide our members with Professional Indemnity Insurance for up to £10 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 and Advice

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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

Useful 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.


Evidence-based support - PEN

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Complimentary access to the huge Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition (PEN) system is part of BDA membership (worth £390+).

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 18 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 BDA Branches

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Our network of 13 BDA branches are spread regionally across the UK.

Branches offer members the chance to attend excellent CPD and networking events alongside their peers locally. 


Keeping updated 

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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.