A community among the pandemic

Student Rían Joyce helped set up a local initiative to help vulnerable people in her community

Nutrition and the COVID-19 discharge pathway

Policy makers, healthcare leaders and dietetic leaders need to take action to ensure that everyone leaving hospital after suffering COVID-19, has access to suitable nutrition, with expert guidance from a dietitian

Union Blueprint for safe re-opening up of NHS

Dietitians in Northern Ireland innovating in response to COVID-19

Dietitians in Northern Ireland are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a number of ways, from acute care in ICU to using technology to support paediatric patients at home.

“It feels inevitable I’ll get something and bring it home.” NHS staff say social distancing is impossible in cramped and under-resourced offices

Following a survey of its membership, the British Dietetic Association (BDA) have uncovered that 54% of UK dietitians feel they are unable to appropriately follow social distancing guidelines at work – increasing their risk of contracting and spreading the coronavirus.

“We feel like lambs to the slaughter!” frontline NHS dietitians cry out for PPE

As over half of dietitians in the UK report a lack of PPE, the UK’s trade union for Dietitians and Dietetic Support Workers, the British Dietetic Association, calls for better protection for NHS workers.

Webinars and online education for dietitians on COVID-19

A list of webinars and podcasts developed by third parties for the nutritional care of COVID-19 patients (both in-patient and post-discharge)

Digital Dietetics and COVID-19

Dietitian Joanna Teece shares some of her experience of digital innovation and dietetics in Scotland, and how this can be useful for all dietitians as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Useful resources for NHS Volunteers

A suite of resources for NHS volunteers relating to diet and nutrition

What are dietitians doing as part of the COVID-19 response?

Many people may not realise the vital role that dietitians are playing to treat people who are acutely sick with COVID-19, so we asked our Critical Care Specialist Group to explain more.

Digital options to keep you and your patients safe

Extraordinary times mean extraordinary measures

BDA Critical Care Group COVID-19 Guidance Published

The Critical Care Specialist Group of the BDA have today published new guidance on management of nutrition and dietetic services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Navigating by Telegraph Poles"

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey on the massive challenge of COVID-19 and her own preparations to support the healthcare response.

Coronavirus / COVID19 update from BDA CEO, Andy Burman

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for the General Public

Frequently Asked Questions about nutrition and food in relation to COVID-19 / coronavirus from the BDA. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Advice for Dietitians

Latest update on COVID-19 / coronavirus for dietitians from your Trade Union. We will keep this page updated as the situation develops.