Your COVID Recovery

The BDA is pleased to have supported the development of Your COVID Recovery, a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery.

NNEdPro COVID-19 Resources

Links to a series of NNEdPro resources and information on COVID-19.

Nutrition at home after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and maintain a healthy weight. This information sheet tells you about the nutrition to have at home and how to help with common problems you may have with eating.

Tips to help with eating problems after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and to maintain a healthy weight. This information sheet tells you more about these problems and tips to help you.

Nutrition in hospital after critical illness

It is common to find it difficult to eat after critical illness and to maintain a healthy weight. This information tells you about the nutrition to have in hospital and how to help with common problems you may have with eating.

After-care needs of inpatients recovering from COVID-19

This guidance from NHS England supports primary care and community health services to meet the immediate and longer-term care needs of patients discharged following an acute episode of COVID-19, by describing the typical expected health care needs of these patients, post-discharge

Practical guidance for using ‘MUST’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advice from the Malnutrition Advisory Group (MAG) of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

Nutritional considerations when using acute peritoneal dialysis for the treatment of acute kidney injury

Guidance from the BDA Renal Specialst Group and Critical Care Specialist Group providing practical considerations for the nutritional management of patients requiring acute PD for the management of AKI, particularly focusing on the associated energy gains in this patient group (including the treatment of COVID-19 patients)

COVID-19: Supporting your recovery - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

An online source developed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to support patients with recovery after COVID-19, including diet and nutrition advice.

Nutrition and the COVID-19 discharge pathway

Policy makers, healthcare leaders and dietetic leaders need to take action to ensure that everyone leaving hospital after suffering COVID-19, has access to suitable nutrition, with expert guidance from a dietitian

Practical considerations for nutritional management of non-ICU COVID-19 patients in hospital

This guidance aims to provide practical considerations for the nutritional management of non-ICU COVID-19 patients in hospital.

Eating or drinking during hospital or satellite unit based haemodialysis and COVID-19

A joint statement produced the Renal Nutrition Group of the British Dietetic Association (RNG-BDA) with the support of the British Renal Society (BRS), the Renal Association (RA), Kidney Care UK (KCUK) and the National kidney Federation (NKF).

Malnutrition Pathway COVID-19 Leaflets

Resources from the Malnutrtion Pathway team, including advice on eating well during and after COVID-19.

Top tips for prescribing Oral Nutritional Supplements and Enteral Feeds in the community for Adults and Paediatrics

Advice from our Optimising Nutrition Prescribing Group on how to make best use of ONS and Enteral feeds in community settings during the COVID-19 crisis.

Webinars and online education for dietitians on COVID-19

A list of webinars and podcasts developed by third parties for the nutritional care of COVID-19 patients (both in-patient and post-discharge)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: Community health services

NHS England have produced a standard operating procedure for Community health services which clarifies the expected approach of community health services to the management of patients, in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BDA Critical Care Specialist Group COVID-19 Best Practice Guidance: Bolus Enteral Feeding

Due to the rapid expansion of existing intensive care units (ICU) it is expected that there will be a shortfall in the number of feeding pumps required. In this instance it may become necessary to consider bolus feeding in a select cohort of ICU patients. This guidance aims to support this.

COVID-19 Public Infographics

Download copies of infographics on eating well in older age and whether food can boost your immune system to share with patients and the public.

Information for patients receiving home enteral nutrition (HEN)

A document for people using home enteral nutrition, giving advice on what to expect and what they can do to suppor the NHS response to COVID-19.

Route of Nutrition Support in Patients Requiring NIV & CPAP During the COVID-19 Response

A joint set of recommendations rom the BDA PENG, BDA Critical Care, NNNG, BAPEN and British Thoracic Society

BDA statement on Personal Protective Equipment

A more detailed explanation of the BDA's position regarding PPE and COVID-19, building on our previous statements included within our Advice to Dietitians FAQ.

Free Patient Webinars

A collection of free patient webinars, created by Somerset NHS dietitians but suitable to use anywhere in the UK.

Patient Information Leaflet - Guide to Eating Well with a Respiratory Disorder

A leaflet produced by Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust designed to be shared with patients with respiratory disorders to support them to eat well and avoid unplanned weight loss

BDA Critical Care Specialist Group COVID-19 Best Practice Guidance: Enteral Feeding in Prone Position

Best practice guidance developed by the BDA Critical Care Group for feeding patients while in the prone position.

NNNG Advice and Guidance on Management of Nutritional Support

Advice and guidance produced by the National Nurses Nutrition Group, with support from BDA PENG, on the topic of nutrition support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Food Allergy Diet Sheets

Food Allergy Specialist Group Diet Sheets

Older People Store Cupboard A4 Flier

A list of key food items particularly good for an older person who may be at risk of malnutrition.

Home Enteral Nutrition Top Tips

Top tips from the BDA Parenteral and Enteral Feeding Specialist Group (PENG) as a refresher for dietitians.

Vitamin B12 and bariatric surgery - advice during COVID-19

For people who have had bariatric procedures which affect vitamin B12 absorption.

BDA statement on avoidable contact and use of technological solutions during COVID-19 pandemic

The BDA sets out a clear position on avoiding unnecessary face-to-face contact and using technology to increase safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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