Influencing at a local level

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Opportunities to get involved are not limited to the national level - you can also play your part locally.

As the only representative body for the UK dietetic workforce, one of the key roles the BDA has is to influence on issues important to you, our members, your patients and the general public. We want to encourage and empower you to do the same in your local area with your commissioners, colleagues and political representatives. 

To enable and help you do this, we've put together a range of useful information and resources on our Influencing pages. Here you can find our Influencing Action Pack, which is full of great ideas about how to be an advocate for your profession. There's also further information on our current campaigns and themes and how you can get involved.

Please contact any member of the External Affairs team if you would like more information about influencing at a local level. 

"The health and social care agenda is now being set locally. This is fantastic news for patients, carers and users but really challenging for national bodies like the BDA. We rely on our members on the ground to be the eyes, ears and voice of the profession. Only by our members influencing locally will we be able to continue driving dietetic services forward.”
Andy Burman, Chief Executive Officer, British Dietetic Association.