The BDA is dismayed by Chancellor’s Mini-Budget

It is vitally important that the NHS receives urgent funding and this hasn’t been addressed.

BDA signs open letter calling for the Prime Minister not to abandon children's health

The BDA has joined more than 70 health and medical organisations in urging the new Prime Minister to reconsider any plans to abandon measures to promote children's health without facing the scrutiny of Parliament.

BDA responds to GP waiting times and independent prescribing rights

The Health and Social Care Secretary Therese Coffey has announced that she has pledged to improve access to GPs, including same-day appointments for those that need them as part of her department’s new plan in England.

Urgent Government intervention needed to drive down inflation to protect the health of the nation and prevent hunger

In response to this week’s headlines highlighting the 14-year high of food prices, we have released a statement

BDA mourns passing of Patron

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is extremely saddened to hear about the passing of our patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Free school meals for Welsh primary school children

The BDA is extremely pleased at the commencement of free school meals for primary school children in Wales today. Access to food is vital for children’s development and no child within our nation should go hungry.

2021-22 Annual Report is now available

BDA members, access the new Annual Report to learn what your association achieved in 2021/22.

What do we need urgently from the new PM?

We’re ready to work with Liz Truss and the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ensure the profession, the NHS and the health of the nation are made a priority.

A new CEO at the BDA

After 19 years working in senior leadership roles in New Zealand, it’s back home to the UK for new BDA CEO Liz Stockley.

Are we wasting food because delivery food services and online shopping are making things too easy for us?

Dietitians call for us to switch to more sustainable shopping practices to support our health, as well as the planet.

BDA’s Andy Burman is awarded Outstanding Achievement Award

Andy Burman, who retires as the BDA’s CEO this summer, has been awarded an International Academy of Nutrition Educators Outstanding Achievement Award for contributions to the field of nutrition education.

Large majority reject NHS Scotland Pay Award and Trade Unions move to formal balloting for industrial action

Following a consultative ballot with Scottish members, the BDA Trade Union has voted to reject the Scottish Government’s pay award for NHS staff.

BDA Response to the Health and Social Care Committee Report on Workforce: recruitment, training and retention in health and social care

The BDA welcomes the Health & Social Care Committee’s report into the workforce crisis within the NHS. The BDA and its members have warned the Government for years that the current systems in place are not working.

BDA Ibex awardee: Ruth Wood-Martin

Ruth Wood-Martin has worked as a dietitian since 1983. Now retired, she has worked in a range of settings including the NHS and in sports dietetics. She was awarded the Ibex in 2022.

BDA Ibex awardee: Lauren Bowen

Lauren is currently the Head of Patient Food Service for ISS UK and Chair of the Food Services Specialist Group. She was awarded an Ibex Award in 2022.

BDA Member Anne Mensforth honoured with an MBE for her services to Dietetics

BDA member and dietitian Anne Mensforth, Home Enteral Nutrition Service, Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Families, Young People and Children’s Directorate, at the Leicestershire Partnership Trust has been awarded an MBE for services to Dietetics in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Anne shares what it means to receive the honour.

NHS Pay Review Body 2022/2023 - Pay Point Table

NHS England and NHS Wales Pay 2022

We are currently balloting respective BDA members on the recent announcement on Pay for NHS staff in England and NHS Staff in Wales.

How dietitians can protect the planet

Dr Clare Pettinger gives an insight into the subject of her Elsie Widdowson lecture.

Delayed, disappointing pay rise will leave staff considering their futures, say health unions

Health unions representing more than a million NHS staff in England - including the BDA - have reacted with dismay to the NHS pay rise of £1,400 announced by the government.

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