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Infection control guidance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provision are out of date and are placing health and care staff at risk, an alliance of health professional bodies, Royal Colleges and trade unions said today.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

Blue plaque for Elsie Widdowson in Barrington, Cambridgeshire

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.

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.

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