A welcome U-turn on the mini-budget - but what next?

14 Oct 2022

The BDA welcomes the Prime Minister’s part U-turn on her mini-budget, but it is important that the Government goes further to protect our NHS. It is vital for the pound in people’s pockets and the NHS that we have a coherent and funded economic programme for our country.

We have not seen this over the past few months and we call on the Prime Minister and her new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to provide certainty for the UK public and the NHS over the economy and funding. Without this surety people will continue to struggle to feed their families and the crises facing our NHS will continue.

Liz Stockley, CEO of the BDA said, “It’s important that the Government learns the lessons of the past few months and puts forward a concrete plan on how it will fund our NHS and ensure everyone within our country has access to food.”

The new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated just a few months ago that the NHS and social care face the greatest workforce crisis in history and must be the Prime Minister’s top priority. We at the BDA will be holding the Chancellor to this and expect to see a coherent and funded plan on how the Government will tackle this workforce crisis.

The BDA is ready and willing to work with the Government on this to make sure that Dietitians, Dietetic Support Workers and other AHPs receive the support they need.