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.

Government must “reconsider urgently” 1% NHS pay proposal, all health unions tell PM

NHS staff in the rest of the UK will be “bewildered” as they contrast ​the pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK, the 14 NHS unions have told the Prime Minister.

Update on NHS Scotland pay negotiations 2021

Negotiations have now concluded as the Scottish government enters the pre-election period and an offer has been made.

BDA endorses newly updated guidance on eating and drinking difficulties

Newly updated nutrition and hydration guidance from the Royal College of Physicians has been published, with a particular focus on supporting people towards the end of life.

Dietitians union condemns government recommendation for 1% NHS pay award

BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green condemns government's recommendation of a paltry 1% pay increase for NHS staff, announced 4 March 2021.

Dietitians respond to announcement of £100mil for obesity support

The British Dietetic Association has today welcomed government’s announcement of additional funding for obesity services in England but cautioned that we need to see services run by experts and that people of every age in every area of the country should be able to access the support they need.   

BDA joins over 30 organisations to call for action on health inequalities in Wales

The BDA has joined more than 30 health and social care organisations, organised by the Welsh NHS Confederation, in calling on specific actions from Welsh Government on growing health inequality.

BDA joins call to Prime Minister to protect health care workers with better PPE

Alongside the Royal College of Nursing, the AGP Alliance and many more, the BDA has written to Boris Johnson to call for better ventilation, more research and a higher standard of PPE for health and care workers.

Call to build evidence base on nutrition in old age

BDA Older People Specialist Group respond to the recently published SACN report on nutrition for older people.

Healthcare workers issue emergency call to Matt Hancock: "Stop praising us and start protecting us!"

The BDA, as part of the AGP Alliance, calls on government to take action on PPE for frontline healthcare staff during the pandemic

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move

The BDA and fellow health unions, representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister this week urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible.

Food supply issues risk worsening malnutrition in Northern Ireland British Dietetic Association says

As we receive yet more evidence that the confused implementation of Brexit is causing food shortages in Northern Ireland, the BDA is calling on the Northern Ireland and UK Governments to take urgent action.

Lockdown will once again worsen food insecurity – we need sustained action

In this third nation-wide lockdown, the British Dietetic Association has called on governments across the UK to finally take urgent and sustained action on food insecurity for people of all ages.

EFAD Journal: Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) have published the first issue of their journal, Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics.

COVID-19 rapid guideline: Vitamin D

Read the latest NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline, focused on Vitamin D.

BDA hits back as Daily Mail brands dietitians "non-essential"

BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".

Expand and strengthen Healthy Start Scheme say alliance of food and health organisations

The BDA has joined an alliance of over 50 organisations to urge the Chancellor and Health Secretary to strengthen the Healthy Start scheme so more families can access that vital support.

Now is the time to tackle health inequalities - BDA joins Inequalities in Health Alliance

The Association has joined over 80 health and care organisations as founder members of the IHA, led by the Royal College of Physicians.

Independent Hospital Food Review's call to increase funding for hospital catering

The BDA welcomes the Independent Review of NHS Hospital Food Report which is comprehensive in its scope and makes a number of bold recommendations for improvement.

AHPs Day 2020

We are celebrating AHPs day - a chance to highlight dietetics and all thirteen other Allied Health Professions.

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