Adapting to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dietitian Julie Walker from Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust talks about how she and her team adapted to provide support to patients and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Practical guidance for using ‘MUST’ during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advice from the Malnutrition Advisory Group (MAG) of the British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

NHS Guidance on Overtime Payments During COVID-19

Guidance around overtime payments during the COVID-19 period including context, proposed duration of the temporary measures, and funding

COVID-19: Supporting your recovery - Lancashire Teaching Hospitals

An online source developed by Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to support patients with recovery after COVID-19, including diet and nutrition advice.

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

BDA writes to PM to urge comprehensive approach to obesity

BDA Chair Caroline Bovey writes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to urge a comprehensive approach to obesity, asks that he avoid stigmatising language and ensure dietitians have a central role.

NHS TU Blueprint for Return May 2020

Union Blueprint for safe re-opening up of NHS

Safer Working - TUC briefing on guidance

Practical considerations for nutritional management of non-ICU COVID-19 patients in hospital

This guidance aims to provide practical considerations for the nutritional management of non-ICU COVID-19 patients in hospital.

Life in lockdown at Cotswold House Oxford: A Dietitian’s Perspective

BDA joins forces with other Allied Health Professionals to call for the extension of prescribing rights

The BDA has joned forces with other AHP bodies to call for a change to prescribing law to help dietitians and others better support the expected surge in demand post-COVID.

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.

Consultation Response - Delivering Core NHS and Care Services during the Pandemic and Beyond

The BDA's response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee's inquiry into delivering health and care services during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“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.

Consultation Response - Food Availability and COVID-19

Our response to the House of Commons EFRA Select Committee inquiry into food availability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top tips for prescribing Oral Nutritional Supplements and Enteral Feeds in the community for Adults and Paediatrics

Advice from our Optimising Nutrition Prescribing Group on how to make best use of ONS and Enteral feeds in community settings during the COVID-19 crisis.

“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)

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure: Community health services

NHS England have produced a standard operating procedure for Community health services which clarifies the expected approach of community health services to the management of patients, in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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