BDA Trade Union position on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

The BDA Trade Union National Executive Committee has taken a clear and definitive position in opposition to any attempts to make the take-up of the vaccination mandatory.

Looking forward after lockdown

As we emerge from a prolonged period of restrictions, our daily routines are likely to change once again. We might go back to the office, enjoy socialising, or make the most of opportunities to see family and friends. We may try to hold onto some lockdown habits that were kind to our bodies, our health or the environment.

BDA supports launch of Moving Forward Stronger paper

The BDA has contributed towards a new paper calling for urgent action to help those with long term conditions who may have declined during the pandemic due to a lack of support.

Dietitians sweep up at the AHA Awards

The Advancing Healthcare Awards 2021 recognised talented dietitians last month - including Joanne McKee who was named as the overall Allied Health Professionals (AHP) winner.

Free talks to share how nutrition can aid COVID-19 recovery

As the UK addresses ‘living with COVID’ post lockdown, a series of free talks is taking place to share advice on the best nutrition to aid recovery. Hosted by the University of Plymouth, thanks to funding from the British Dietetic Association, the talks are open to everyone and particularly aimed at people who have or are living with the effects of COVID-19, and their carers.

Global recognition that COVID-19 is airborne shows UK is lagging behind

Infection control guidance and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provision are out of date and are placing health and care staff at risk, an alliance of health professional bodies, Royal Colleges and trade unions said today.

BDA joins call for PM to begin public inquiry into handling of COVID-19

The BDA Trade Union has joined calls with fellow unions in the TUC for an immediate public inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

AGP Alliance Statement - Recognition of the role of airborne transmission

The AGP Alliance welcomes the UK Government’s latest public information campaign which recognises the airborne spread of COVID-19 and the importance of ventilation and meeting outdoors

Low histamine diets and Long Covid

A short guidance document from the BDA Food Allergy Specialist Group regarding Low histamine diets and their possible role in "Long Covid".

BDA joins call to Prime Minister to protect health care workers with better PPE

Alongside the Royal College of Nursing, the AGP Alliance and many more, the BDA has written to Boris Johnson to call for better ventilation, more research and a higher standard of PPE for health and care workers.

London Transformation and Learning Collaborative Critical Care programme

This online resource, a part of e-Learning for Healthcare, provides advice for dietitians and other healthcare professionals who may have had to support critical care during the pandemic.

Obesity Empowerment Network and RCP resources - COVID-19 and Obesity

A suite of information developed by the Royal College of Physicians Advisory Group on Nutrition, Health and Weight to support adults living with obesity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Nutrition Education Video for Staff

AGP Alliance Statement - provision of PPE

Full statement from the AGP Alliance responding to the recent report of the High Risk AGP Panel and the need for urgent provision of FFP3 masks to frontline staff.

Healthcare workers issue emergency call to Matt Hancock: "Stop praising us and start protecting us!"

The BDA, as part of the AGP Alliance, calls on government to take action on PPE for frontline healthcare staff during the pandemic

Redeployment of specialist dietitians during COVID-19 Pandemic

A statement calling for dietitians not to be redeployed from critical roles supporting vulnerable patients during the COVID-19 pandemic

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.

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