Specialist Group of the Year Award

The Specialist Group of the Year Award recognises and highlights the immense work that the volunteer members give to Specialist Groups in developing and supporting the profession. It was launched in 2013 to thank volunteer members for their enthusiasm, commitment and time given to their Specialist Group. It is also a great opportunity for Specialist Groups to celebrate and highlight all the fantastic work that has been achieved. 

Specialist Group committees are asked to submit a nomination, this is judged by a panel of BDA Council members and the Award is presented, on an annual basis, at the BDA Awards Dinner.


Specialist Group of the Year 2018

Congratulations to the Oncology Specialist Group! 

The Oncology Specialist Group were awarded the Specialist Group of the Year 2018 award at the BDA awards ceremony on the 19th of June. The group submitted a very well-structured submission based on membership engagement. The judges were particularly impressed with the groups success in increasing their membership engagement, cultivating their forum, and trying new methods of communicating as a committee. As part of this engagement campaign the group created a space for members to share their experiences, success, and expertise, highlighted their work at external conferences and delivered their most successful study day to date. Congratulations to the Oncology Group! 

A special thanks to the Critical Care Specialist Group and the Freelance Specialist Group who were shortlisted, for all of their hard work and presenting their successes at Groups and Branches day alongside the Oncology Group. A special mention to those who applied for the award, you each did a wonderful job!


Previous winners

2017

Winner: Freelance Specialist Group 

Shortlisted Specialist Groups: 

  • Renal Nutrition Specialist Group and 
  • Obesity Specialist Group

    2016

    Kate Hall and Harriet Williams

    Renal Nutrition Specialist Group.

    Shortlisted: Mental Health Specialist Group and Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group

    2015

    1Critical Care 2015 Ruth, Karen, Natasha and Fiona
    Critical Care Specialist Group
    .

    Shortlisted: Mental Health Specialist Group and Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Specialist Group

    2014

    Group of the Year NAGE (Older People) 2014
    Older People Specialist Group (formerly NAGE)
    .

    Shortlisted: Obesity Specialist Group and Renal Nutrition Specialist Group

    2013

    Food Counts l-r Maxine Cartz, Sian Burton, Helen Davidson, Helen Ream
    Food Services (formerly Food Counts)
    .

    Shortlisted: Obesity Specialist Group and Paediatric Specialist Group