Update on NHS pay consultation in England and Wales 2021

Find out the results of the consultation exercise on the government pay awards in England and Wales we recently asked members to take part in.

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.

Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions

Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government, which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body.

BDA praises skilled professionals from around the world who choose to work in the NHS

Baroness Harding’s reported promise to “end the reliance on foreign doctors and nurses” fails to recognise the central role that health and care professionals from outside the UK have played in the NHS throughout its history. We are once again disappointed by the focus of this government on restricting those willing to work in the National Health Service rather than investment and support for the health service as a whole.

Dietitians reject RCN claim that AHPs are being recruited as replacements for nurses

Following recent concerns by the Royal College of Nursing, the BDA joins other AHPs in rejecting the assertion that Allied Health Professionals (which includes dietitians) are being recruited as replacements for nurses.

New NHS clinical leader scheme open for applications

Dietitians can now apply to the new NHS Regional Clinical Fellow Scheme in England which aims to provide aspiring clinical leaders with the skills and experience necessary for future system leadership roles.

Government must “reconsider urgently” 1% NHS pay proposal, all health unions tell PM

NHS staff in the rest of the UK will be “bewildered” as they contrast ​the pay offer in Scotland with plans for the rest of the UK, the 14 NHS unions have told the Prime Minister.

Dietitians union condemns government recommendation for 1% NHS pay award

BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green condemns government's recommendation of a paltry 1% pay increase for NHS staff, announced 4 March 2021.

Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move

The BDA and fellow health unions, representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister this week urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible.

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".

BDA Responds to NHS People Plan

BDA sets out our initial response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21, noting both positive elements and significant gaps.

Response to Chancellor's announcement of public sector pay increase

NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay scales, including dietitians and dietetic support workers, are not included in the chancellor's announcement that some public sector workers are to receive above inflation pay awards this year, as they in the final year of a three-year pay deal. 

Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions

The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday).

BDA responds to Long Term Plan for the NHS in England

On Monday (7th January), the long-awaited NHS England Long Term Plan (LTP) was launched. BDA Chair, Caroline Bovey RD, and BDA England Board Chair, Dr Brian Power RD, give an initial BDA response to the 136-page document.