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Infection control guidance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provision are out of date and are placing health and care staff at risk, an alliance of health professional bodies, Royal Colleges and trade unions said today.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

A clinical update on diet and fertility

Adequate attention to diet is an important part of conception for both partners, says Lisa Simon.

Joining the call for Boris to keep his promise to take action on adult and child health

In this blog, BDA Obesity Specialist Group Chair Dr Amanda Avery and Vice-Chair Dr Adrian Brown outline some of the key commitments that the government has made but still needs to follow through on to improve public health.

Coeliac Disease: an underdiagnosed condition that is on the rise worldwide

Cristian Costas Batlle looks at the challenges of getting accurate diagnosis figures for this growing condition.

Specialist Dietitians in Public Health in Wales

It is essential that those providing support and education about nutrition to NHS Local Health Boards and Trusts, local authorities, partner organisations and the public give consistent, evidence based information. Dietitians have unique training and experience to enable them to do this.

Post Registration Professional Development Framework launched

The Post Registration Professional Development Framework, the latest document in the BDA suite of resources to support dietetic practice has now landed.

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.

How do dietitians working within BDA corporate member companies make a difference?

An annual corporate membership with the BDA is for organisations who work with the BDA more strategically and want to demonstrate support for the profession. These relationships also publicly acknowledge the role which external organisations play in helping the BDA to achieve its aims and the delivery of our strategic plan.

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

Stephen Lawrence Day – 22 April

Writing a symposium abstract

Judy Lawrence offers advice about writing an abstract for the BDA Research Symposium and other conferences.

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.

Falling in love with food again – addressing common IBS pitfalls

April is IBS Awareness Month and a good time to reflect on the difficulties many irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferers experience on their journey to symptom resolution and how we can better help them as dietitians.

Challenging cancer diets myths

Victoria Nelson and Rhian Collins from the BDA Oncology Specialist Group discuss the complexity around diet myths and cancer.

AGP Alliance Statement - Recognition of the role of airborne transmission

The AGP Alliance welcomes the UK Government’s latest public information campaign which recognises the airborne spread of COVID-19 and the importance of ventilation and meeting outdoors

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.

A year in the making – Sustainable Food ABC Cookbook

Douglas Livingston, RD2B at GCU and part of the team behind Sustainable Food ABC, describes how they came to develop their recently launched sustainable cookbook.