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HCPC Covid-19 Temporary Register

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the HCPC is working with the UK Government to create a COVID-19 temporary register of two parts, with dietitians being included in phase 2.

The HCPC’s intention is to ensure there are no regulatory barriers to the following two groups practising on a temporary basis:

  • Former registrants who have de-registered within the last three years.
  • Final year students, on UK approved programmes, who have completed all their clinical practice placements.

More information on this from the HCPC.

BDA Emergency Membership

In order to support the wider profession at this challenging time, the BDA has developed a 6 month discounted Emergency Membership to help those in the groups above who may be contacted to join the register. If you are going onto the register, or know of anyone who is, please share this page with them and encourage them to get in touch.

Benefits

This emergency membership includes all the benefits and services provided to BDA full members such as:

  • Vital Professional Indemnity Insurance (up to £10million) ensuring you're legally covered to practice,
  • Trade Union cover to support you with employment rights, wellbeing and to protect you with any workplace issues you may experience at this challenging time,
  • Free access to usually paid-for clinical guidance and toolkits to support you in your changing role (e.g. critical care, information on renal patients, end of life care, tips on parenteral feeding and advice for paediatric dietitians who may be moving over to adult care.)
  • Free access to the latest evidence-based information and dietetic research via PEN, and The Journal, and much more.

As part of the BDA community you will be fully supported by the nations largest association of dietetic professionals. Please see FAQ's below which outline our process and support.

FAQ's

I’m a former registered dietitian who’s been contacted by the HCPC and added to the Covid-19 Temporary Register, how can the BDA help me?

Existing BDA retired/non practising members:

  • If you are an existing retired or non-practicing BDA member, we will upgrade your membership to BDA Full Membership free of charge.
  • Please simply contact applications@bda.uk.com providing evidence you’ve been added to the Covid-19 Temporary Register and once we’ve checked your eligibility, we will promptly process your Emergency BDA Membership.

Non BDA members:

  • If you are not an existing BDA member, we can provide you with BDA Emergency Membership for 6 months for just £100.
  • Please simply contact applications@bda.uk.com providing evidence you’ve been added to the Covid-19 Temporary Register and once we’ve checked your eligibility, we will process your BDA Emergency Membership.

I am a final year student who has been contacted by the HCPC and added to the COVID-19 Temporary Register, how can the BDA help me?

Providing you have completed all your clinical practice placements:

Existing BDA student members:

  • We will upgrade you to BDA Full Membership immediately for 6 months for just £100, refunding your student membership fee. 
  • Please simply contact applications@bda.uk.com providing evidence you’ve been added to the Covid-19 Temporary Register and once we’ve checked your eligibility, we will process your discounted BDA Full Membership.

Non BDA members:

  • If you are not an existing BDA student member, we can provide you with BDA Full Membership for 6 months for just £100. This includes all of the same membership benefits as BDA full membership including Professional Indemnity Insurance and Trade Union support.
  • Please simply contact applications@bda.uk.com providing evidence you’ve been added to the Covid-19 Temporary Register and once we’ve checked your eligibility, we will process your discounted BDA Full Membership.

We look forward to welcoming you to the BDA membership community and supporting you during this challenging time.