Black Lives Matter

The BDA states clearly that black lives matter. We condemn the racism, brutalisation and inequality faced by black people both here and in the USA. We stand with our black members, staff and black people everywhere, and we offer our solidarity with all those protesting anti-black racism. To our black members, we recognise the importance you play within the healthcare profession, we stand with you and we support you, because black lives matter.

NHS Guidance on Overtime Payments During COVID-19

Guidance around overtime payments during the COVID-19 period including context, proposed duration of the temporary measures, and funding

BDA writes to PM to urge comprehensive approach to obesity

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge a comprehensive approach to obesity, asks that he avoid stigmatising language and ensure dietitians have a central role.

Union Blueprint for safe re-opening up of NHS

BDA joins forces with other Allied Health Professionals to call for the extension of prescribing rights

The BDA has joned forces with other AHP bodies to call for a change to prescribing law to help dietitians and others better support the expected surge in demand post-COVID.

Dietitians in Northern Ireland innovating in response to COVID-19

Dietitians in Northern Ireland are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways, from acute care in ICU to using technology to support paediatric patients at home.

“It feels inevitable I’ll get something and bring it home.” NHS staff say social distancing is impossible in cramped and under-resourced offices

Following a survey of its membership, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) have uncovered that 54% of UK dietitians feel they are unable to appropriately follow social distancing guidelines at work – increasing their risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.

Government announces expansion of visa extension scheme

The Home Office have announced that all health and social care workers will received a free automatic visa extension if their visa was due to expire before 1st October.

“We feel like lambs to the slaughter!” frontline NHS dietitians cry out for PPE

As over half of dietitians in the UK report a lack of PPE, the UK’s trade union for Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers, the British Dietetic Association, calls for better protection for NHS workers.

BDA push government to extend visas for hardworking dietitians

The BDA has written to Kevin Foster MP, Minister for Immigration, to urge the governemnt to extend visas for dietitians and all AHPs as has been promised for nurses and doctors.

BDA Critical Care Group COVID-19 Guidance Published

The Critical Care Specialist Group of the BDA have today published new guidance on management of nutrition and dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is no diet to prevent Coronavirus

The British Dietetic Association (BDA), representing dietitians across the UK, call on the public and media to stop the spread of nutrition pseudoscience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

BDA joins charities in call for support for families in the event of school closures

BDA has joined Sustain and others in signing a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Education Secretary and Secretary for Work and Pensions to provide cash support to families in the event of school closures.

BDA joins sister health unions in accepting pay offer in Northern Ireland

Following our recent consultative ballot, BDA members in NI health and social care have voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay offer with a result of 99% in favour.

BDA welcomes investment in dietetics in primary care

Government announces new funding to support the addition of thousands of new staff to support GP practices

Health Minister visits pioneering dietetic-led healthy eating scheme

Welsh Government Minister for Health and Social Services will today visit a Cardiff nursery to find out about a dietetic-led healthy eating scheme.

BDA Trade Union consults members in Northern Ireland on new pay proposals

British Dietetic Association consultation exercise with members over Northern Ireland Pay

BDA suspends industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

Following a critical meeting with the newly appointed Northern Ireland Health Minister on 15 January, the BDA has taken the decision to suspend our industrial action ballot.

Celeb Diet Trends to Avoid 2020

BDA spokespeople deal with hundreds of requests relating to food and nutrition from the media each year, as well as working with many more patients and clients who ask them about the latest celebrity or social media diet trend.

BDA welcomes new Honorary President

The BDA are delighted to welcome Dr Giles Yeo, Principal Research Associate at University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science, as our new Honorary President.

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