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Dietitians in Primary Care

All governments are investing in primary care and dietitians have an important role to play.

Ads and Fads

We plan to work with our members to tackle the misleading nutrition information that is rife on social media and online, by highlighting the worst offenders to the Advertising Standards Authority.

Dietitians and Rehabilitation

Dietitians have an important role to play in rehabilitating and supporting the recovery of people who have had COVID-19 and those impacted by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Nutritional Borderline Substances - The case for change

The BDA wants to ensure patients have quick and appropriate access to the NBS they need

Influencing the NHS England Long Term Plan

The NHS England Long Term Plan sets out the future of the NHS in England for the next 10 years, including the creation of Integrated Care Systems

Appropriate prescribing of oral nutritional supplements

Oral Nutritional Supplements are an important tool for dietitians, but it is important that they are prescribed appropriately.

BDA Work Ready

Work Ready is the BDA's programme to promote better workplace health and wellbeing through better nutrition.

Making the Case for Gluten Free

The BDA wants to support our members to make the case for the ongoing provision of Gluten Free products by the NHS

Folic Acid Fortification

Folate plays a crucial role in preventing Neural Tube Defects in pregnancy and we want to see all flour fortified to help protect babies

Opposing the 2019 HCPC fees increase

In 2018 the HCPC proposed an increase in registration fees of 18%. We opposed this as unfair. in 2020 the HCPC changed its decision as a result of our pressure.

Brexit - protecting standards and preventing food insecurity

Brexit has the potential to worsen the existing issues of food poverty and food insecurity unless a clear plan is in place, and it is vitally important that the government protect food and welfare standards.

Independent Prescribing

Dietitians already have supplementary prescribing rights, but the BDA believes that full, independent prescribing rights are needed.