AHP research and innovation strategy

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

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (or Encephalopathy) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), is a complex, chronic medical condition affecting multiple body systems.

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.

Diabetes - Type 2

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high because your body cannot use it properly.

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.

Stanols and Sterols

This Food Fact Sheet will look at stanols' and sterols' role in reducing the bad type of cholesterol in our blood - which can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Fat facts

This Food Fact Sheet explains the different types of fat we eat, how they affect our health and how much we should be eating.

BDA Consultative Ballot on the Northern Ireland Pay Award/Offer

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are an important nutrient we use for fuel. Foods containing carbohydrates form part of a healthy, balanced diet for many people.

Protecting your mental health on placement

Third year dietetic student Zunaira Awais shares her mental health struggles during placement and how she prioritised her wellbeing - as well as sharing tips for those on placement.

Dietetics as a second career

In her thirties, Anna Costain decided that a marketing career wasn't for her and took the plunge to study dietetics. In this blog she explains what it's like to take on dietetics at a later stage in life.

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.

BDA Fellowship awardee: Fiona Moor

Fiona Moor is an Assistant Professor in Dietetics at Coventry University, who was awarded a BDA Fellowship in 2021. We spoke to Fiona to find out what it means to have won the award.

Plant-based eating – redefined

Dr Megan Rossi explains how shifting your diet to include more plants can improve your health, as her new book, Eat More, Live Well, is published next week.

Milk allergy

Cow’s milk allergy (CMA) occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly reacts to proteins found in milk. In the UK, CMA affects 2-3% of babies and young children, with most growing out of it by the age of five. Immediate milk allergy is uncommon in adults.  

Diabetes - Type 1

Good diabetes control will help you lead a full and active life and prevent other health complications.

Wheat free diet

Wheat is found in many foods, so a wheat free diet can be restrictive. This fact sheet is intended as a basic guide to eating wheat free.

Weight Loss

We know that achieving a healthier weight can be a challenge and maintaining a healthier weight can be difficult too. This fact sheet will support you to get started and keep going.

A lesson in diversity

Caroline Frascina and Claire Gardiner explain what they have learned from BAME AHPs about improving ethnic diversity in the allied health professions.