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In this section you will find information on;

Professionalism The concept of professionalism is not a new one, but in the wake of high profile cases has become more important than ever that healthcare practitioners do not just know how to be a professional, but can show how, and demonstrate professionalism in action. On these pages you will find information on: professional regulation and record keeping; ethics and conduct; giving evidence and writing reports; and professional use of social media.

Dietetic process - These pages include information on The Model and Process for Nutrition and Dietetic Practice. The model demonstrates how dietitians integrate professional knowledge and skills into evidence-based decision making; with individuals, groups or populations; in clinical settings, public health or health promotion.

Process workshopsThe workshop materials found here include a presentation and case studies to help your team understand the process, the benefits of a systematic approach to practice and how to develop a dietetic diagnosis.  

Informatics This page provides a definition of what informatics as well as information governance, terminology and telemedicine.

Standardised language The BDA has approved the adoption, with adaptations, of the international Nutrition Care Process Terminology (NCPT) as the preferred standardised language (terminology) for use in electronic records. This page contains further information on standardised language. 

Outcomes Measuring your outcomes and sharing this information demonstrates the value of your dietetic service to commissioners of services and to the wider health community. This page includes useful links for further information on outcomes.  

Advanced practiceThis page outlines the concepts and skills of advanced practice.

Practice guidanceThis page contains examples of tools that can help support evidenced-based practice such as PEN, policy statements and guidance documents.

Prescribing There is a close relationship between medicine and food for many conditions such as diabetes, renal disease, gastrointestinal disorders and malnutrition, and as such dietitians have been engaged with food/drug interactions for decades. These pages include information on extending prescribing responsibilities to non-medical professions.

Public Health ChampionsThe Public Health Champions network is a new initiative with a core aim to have one champion in each NHS dietetic team/department. These pages provide more information on the Public Health Champions role to empower dietetic colleagues to start having healthy conversations where appropriate.

IDDSI frameworkThe International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) have published international standardised terminology and definitions for texture modified foods and thickened liquids for people with dysphagia. This webpage contains further information on IDDSI.  

GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will replace the Data Protection Act 1998. This webpage provides further information on GDPR.