BDA seeks member views on England and Wales Pay Awards 2021

Government recently agreed to accept the recommendation of the NHS Pay Review Body and award 3% pay increase to all NHS staff in England and Wales. We are now asking our members to decide whether or not they are prepared to accept this pay rise.

Response: Government to restrict unhealthy food promotions

The BDA has welcomed government’s confirmation that promotions on food and drinks high in fat salt or sugar (HFSS) in retailers will be restricted from October 2022.

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions

Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government, which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body.

Elsie Widdowson honoured with blue plaque

Elsie's blue plaque, from Cambridge, Past, Present and Future, was financed by the Nutrition Society, the British Dietetic Association, the British Nutrition Foundation and the Royal Society.

Response: New advertising rules to help address childhood obesity

BDA supports launch of Moving Forward Stronger paper

The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.

BDA praises skilled professionals from around the world who choose to work in the NHS

Baroness Harding’s reported promise to “end the reliance on foreign doctors and nurses” fails to recognise the central role that health and care professionals from outside the UK have played in the NHS throughout its history. We are once again disappointed by the focus of this government on restricting those willing to work in the National Health Service rather than investment and support for the health service as a whole.

Dietitians reject RCN claim that AHPs are being recruited as replacements for nurses

Following recent concerns by the Royal College of Nursing, the BDA joins other AHPs in rejecting the assertion that Allied Health Professionals (which includes dietitians) are being recruited as replacements for nurses.

Dietitians sweep up at the AHA Awards

The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2021 recognised talented dietitians last month - including Joanne McKee who was named as the overall Allied Health Professionals (AHP) winner.

BDA Statement: Social media boycott

The BDA stands with our members, alongside our colleagues in the health, sport, association and trade union sectors, in challenging racist abuse online.

BDA urges employers to recognise the value of allied health professional support workers

The statement calls for UK-wide career development and progression frameworks for AHP support workers

Free talks to share how nutrition can aid COVID-19 recovery

As the UK addresses ‘living with COVID’ post lockdown, a series of free talks is taking place to share advice on the best nutrition to aid recovery. Hosted by the University of Plymouth, thanks to funding from the British Dietetic Association, the talks are open to everyone and particularly aimed at people who have or are living with the effects of COVID-19, and their carers.

Public Health England offers free physical activity training

PHE is offering free online training sessions to groups of healthcare professionals to support them in explaining the benefits of physical activity to patients.

Global recognition that COVID-19 is airborne shows UK is lagging behind

Infection control guidance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provision are out of date and are placing health and care staff at risk, an alliance of health professional bodies, Royal Colleges and trade unions said today.

Dietitians urged to respond to ACBS consultation

Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances Chair Alison Smith encourages Dietitians to respond to the ACBS consultation on the use of Oral Nutritional Supplements

BDA members honoured at 2019/20 Virtual Awards Ceremony

Dr Giles Yeo, BDA Honorary President hosted the virtual evening, presenting the 14 awards and honours to the winners with the BDA roll of honour and COVID-19 community heroes also acknowledged and celebrated.

BDA joins call for PM to begin public inquiry into handling of COVID-19

The BDA Trade Union has joined calls with fellow unions in the TUC for an immediate public inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New NHS clinical leader scheme open for applications

Dietitians can now apply to the new NHS Regional Clinical Fellow Scheme in England which aims to provide aspiring clinical leaders with the skills and experience necessary for future system leadership roles.

New report reveals need for urgent investment in Inflammatory Bowel Disease services

BDA welcomes the publication of a new report by the IBD UK Alliance highlighting a worrying lack of services for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients

His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921 - 2021

The BDA offers its sincere condolences to our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, following the sad news of the loss of her beloved husband, HRH Prince Philip.

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