Prescribing Support Dietitians Group

Prescribing sub-groupThe Prescribing Support Dietitians Group is a sub group of the Older People Specialist Group and has been recently set up in 2013.

The aim of the sub-group is to provide an opportunity to network and share information with BDA members on prescribing support specialist issues. It will also produce consensus statements relating to appropriate use of ACBS (Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances) products, e.g. oral nutritional supplements, and create an environment to support research in this area.

The objectives of the sub-group are as follows:

  • To develop consensus statements and professional guidance for BDA members on best practice for prescribing support. Ensuring collaboration with other BDA Specialist Groups to ensure continuity of messages from the BDA, e.g. Gastroenterology Group for gluten free foods, PENG for ONS, etc.
  • To facilitate sharing of information and networking among sub-group members.
  • To share knowledge of data reporting mechanisms relating to ACBS products and work towards a consistent approach in the reporting of data.


Membership of this Sub Group is £5 and members must be a member of a BDA Specialist Group to join the Sub Group.

Details on how to join can be found on our group's Joining pages.