BDA East Scotland Branch

East ScotlandThe next East Scotland BDA event takes place on Thursday 28th April 2016 at Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, with the option of a number of video conferencing sites across the East of Scotland.

The event includes presentations from the BDA Policy officer, Rosanna Hudson on preparing for the HCPC audit and from Paula Reagan who sits on HCPC Fitness to Practice Panels. The AGM will be held after the presentations.

Please see the events page for further information on this event and on how to book your ticket.

If you have any queries please contact Ciara Logue, PR committee member for East of Scotland on or on 0131 5379169.   


The next Branch event is taking place on the 8th October, 5.15pm-7.30pm at  the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

There are a range of topics which offer excellent learning and CPD opportunities for Dietitians, Support Workers and Students.  Light bites and refreshments will be available from 5.15pm

The evening programme includes:

  • Mindfulness and its role in Dietetics by Julian Adkins, Psychological Therapist, Cullen Centre, NHS Lothian.
  • Learning Disabilities and Weight Management by Jill Alexander, Specialist Learning Disabilities Dietitian, NHS Lothian.
  • BDA Influencing Toolkit by Joanna Instone, Policy Officer, British Dietetic Association.

If you are planning to attend, please book a place, in advance on

If you wish to make use of the videoconferencing facility, please contact either Dalhia or Heather for future details and book a place on the link above.

Dalhia Campbell or

Heather Preston


For more information contact the Branch on


The purpose of the Branch is:

  • To provide opportunities for networking with a variety of members from different disciplines and organisations;
  • To provide educational updates or discussion forums on non specialist clinical/professional issues of general interest;
  • Promote the role of the BDA in the region, including recruitment and retention of members – especially students;
  • To facilitate cross-departmental collaboration on local/regional projects;
  • To provide two-way communication between the BDA and members within that region;
  • To provide an opportunity for CPD;
  • To provide a link with regional Specialist subgroups.