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How do I sign up to PEN?

Visit ‘sign up’ to PEN here. Create your PEN account by filling in the form, including your name and contact details. 

If you are a BDA or SENr member, you have FREE access to PEN as one of your member benefits. PEN links to your BDA membership number so make sure you have this available when setting up your account.

I am not a BDA or SENr Member

You can still purchase a PEN membership via the 'sign up' page.

I am a BDA member, can I access PEN through the BDA website? 

Yes, once you have signed up to PEN, you can the access PEN (without having to sign in) through your BDA account here.  

How do I change my personal details in PEN? 

Once you are logged into your account, click on the person symbol at the top right-hand corner of any PEN webpage, then click on ‘My Profile' where you can update your name, email address and password. 

I have already registered but can't remember my login details.

Go to the PEN login page here and click on ‘Help! I forget my login information’. Or alternatively, access PEN (without having to sign in) through your BDA account here.   

I have reset my password but haven't received a reminder.

A member of the BDA PEN team will need to check we have your correct email address. Please email the team here and ask the member of staff to check that the correct email address is held for you. For data protection and confidentiality reasons, BDA staff will check some personal details with you to ensure your correct identity. 

Can I contribute to PEN for my continued professional development?

There are lots of ways you can contribute to PEN, either becoming a reviewer or author. Visit our consultations page here and navigate to the Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition section to learn more. 

I can’t find what I’m looking for on the PEN system, is there a way of submitting an idea for new content? 

You can 'Submit a content idea’ to PEN through the PEN website here (or by clicking on the lightbulb icon at the bottom on the homepage once you have logged in). This helps the PEN team identify any gaps in PEN.


Here to help

There is more guidance on PEN including video tutorials on the PEN website. If you have any further queries or questions, please contact the BDA PEN team or call the BDA on 0121 200 8080.