Food supply issues risk worsening malnutrition in Northern Ireland British Dietetic Association says

As we receive yet more evidence that the confused implementation of Brexit is causing food shortages in Northern Ireland, the BDA is calling on the Northern Ireland and UK Governments to take urgent action.

Lockdown will once again worsen food insecurity – we need sustained action

In this third nation-wide lockdown, the British Dietetic Association has called on governments across the UK to finally take urgent and sustained action on food insecurity for people of all ages.

EFAD Journal: Kompass Nutrition and Dietetics

The European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) have published the first issue of their journal, Kompass Nutrition & Dietetics.

COVID-19 rapid guideline: Vitamin D

Read the latest NICE COVID-19 rapid guideline, focused on Vitamin D.

BDA Critical Care Specialist Group COVID-19 Best Practice Guidance: Feeding Patients on Critical Care Units in the Prone Position (awake and sedated).

Second Edition of best practice guidance developed by the BDA Critical Care Group for feeding patients while in the prone position both awake and sedated.

Celebrating dietitians during COVID-19 – Renal Dietitians as Dialysis Buddies

Thushara Dassanayake pays tribute to how members of the Imperial Renal Dietetic team jumped in at the deep end to become Dialysis Buddies during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life in lockdown – a dietitian’s perspective

Covid restrictions have brought a new dimension to the challenges of working in an eating disorders service, says Eating Disorders Dietitian Lucy Gardner.

COVID-19 Vaccine

We are strongly encouraging all BDA members working in patient-facing roles who are offered the COVID-19 vaccine to take it if they can.

COVID 19 - Resilience arrangements for the supply of enteral tube feed and giving sets

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) and the British Specialist Nutrition Association (BSNA) have worked with suppliers to put in place dedicated resilience arrangements to support continuity of supply.

Your COVID Recovery Programme

The Your COVID Recovery Programme has been launched! This is an NHS, interactive, self directed tool to support people through their rehabilitation journey following COVID-19. The BDA is pleased to have been involved in this initiative, and are now calling on dietetic services to sign up to be a part of the multidisciplinary team in England.

BDA hits back as Daily Mail brands dietitians "non-essential"

BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".

Critical Care Dietitian honoured for work on COVID-19

Ella Terblanche has been awarded an MBE for services to dietetics and in particular her leadership role in the COVID-19 response. We are also delighted our President Giles Yeo has received an MBE for services to communication, research and engagement.

Consultation Response - Workforce burnout and resilience in the NHS and social care

BDA response to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee inquiry, drawing on our member surveys to reflect dietetic experience of workload and burnout.

Your COVID Recovery

The BDA is pleased to have supported the development of Your COVID Recovery, a new NHS website designed to help people recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19 and support them to manage their recovery.

Demonstrating the effectiveness of Dietitians during COVID-19

A COVID-19 data set to capture how dietitians support service users with COVID-19.

NNEdPro COVID-19 Resources

Links to a series of NNEdPro resources and information on COVID-19.

Consultation Response - inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak

The BDA Wales Board response to the Senedd Health, Social Care and Sport Committee Inquiry into the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak, and its management, on health and social care in Wales.

Guidance on Overtime Payments During COVID

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.

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

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