Delayed, disappointing pay rise will leave staff considering their futures, say health unions

Health unions representing more than a million NHS staff in England - including the BDA - have reacted with dismay to the NHS pay rise of £1,400 announced by the government.

Government’s Food Strategy White Paper is a ‘missed opportunity’

The BDA expresses disappointment that key recommendations set out in the National Food Strategy led by Henry Dimbleby have been ignored in the new Government Food Strategy.

BDA member Linda Hindle honoured with OBE for services to public health

BDA member and Dietitian Linda Hindle, Deputy Chief AHP Officer for England, has been awarded an OBE for services to public health in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

NHS Scotland Pay 2022

The BDA is to begin consulting members in NHS Scotland on a pay offer of 5%.

BDA condemns Government U-turn on restricting unhealthy food promotions

The BDA has joined other organisations in calling on the Government to reconsider withdrawing its promise to restrict promotions on food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS) later this year.

Liz Stockley announced as new BDA CEO

The BDA are delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Stockley as new CEO, who will join us in the summer, as current CEO Andy Burman moves on after 19 years leading the Association.

BDA partners up with Barnardo’s on major food insecurity project

The BDA is playing its part in supporting families and households experiencing food insecurity by working with Barnardo’s on a new cooking skills project.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Dr Elizabeth Weekes

Dr Elizabeth Weekes is a retired Consultant Dietitian at Guy's & St Thomas NHS and Foundation Trust and retired Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Elizabeth was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2022.

Recall of two infant formula powders

The Food Standards Agency issued a Product Recall Information Notice (PRIN) after the manufacturer Abbott took the precautionary step of recalling batches of two infant formula products due to concern of possible contamination with Salmonella Newport and Cronobacter sakazakii.

BDA response to the RCN’s change of position on NHS pay

The BDA and our partner NHS unions have issued a joint statement in response to a change of position on NHS pay by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

CEO Andy Burman announces his departure from the BDA after 19 dedicated years

After over 19 years as Chief Executive of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Andy Burman has decided to retire from the role to focus on his external Board and consultancy work.

BDA Statement on Ukraine

The BDA condemns the illegal invasion of a sovereign nation and calls for Russia to respect Ukrainian territorial integrity.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Dr Julie Lanigan

Dr Julie Lanigan is Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. Julie was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2022. We asked what it means to have won the award.

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BDA welcomes U-turn on mandatory vaccinations for NHS staff

The BDA welcomes the government’s announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will no longer be mandatory for dietitians and others working in the NHS.

Health unions call for ‘game changing pay rise’ for exhausted NHS staff

The BDA has joined forces with other leading NHS unions to urge ministers to act now with a significant wage boost to address the growing NHS staffing crisis.

CAPA welcomes updated respiratory protective equipment guidance

The Covid Airborne Protection Alliance, which the BDA is a member of, welcomes updated Government guidance on respiratory protective equipment that will help keep healthcare workers, patients and the public safe.

Dietitian receives MBE for services to sick and premature babies

Dietitian and BDA member Lynne Radbone has been awarded an MBE in the 2022 New Year Honours List for her work in neonatal critical care.

BDA Consultative Ballot on the Northern Ireland Pay Award/Offer

First dietetic degree apprenticeship approved for delivery

Coventry University will begin delivery of the first ever dietetic degree apprenticeship programme this month, after the BDA approved accreditation for the course.

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