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Dietitians make a difference to patients’ lives – their health and quality of life. Our services are also cost effective. Dietitians know this but do the people who are responsible for making decisions about health services in your area know? In the current health system it’s now more important than ever to engage locally with key decision makers. These pages are designed to help you Stand Up for Dietetics and provide you with tools to influence and drive change.  

How to analyse and influence stakeholders

Identifying those that you can influence is vital if you want to Stand Up for Dietetics.

The Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a short, 60 second speech designed to promote your service and profession. Find out how to create one with real impact.

Making a case for dietetics

Information on planning, influencing and how to write a business case for your service or team.

Political Influencing

Information about influencing politicians and government officials at a local and national level.

Influencing local authorities and public health

In England, local authorities have responsibility for public health, and host wellbeing boards.

Influencing CCGs

In England, CCGs make decisions about how services are funded and commissioned, so are a key group to influence locally.

Influencing in action

Examples of some of the influencing work being undertaken by the BDA and its members


Details of our campaign topics, including Dietitians Week, our annual celebration of dietitians and dietetics.

More Tools and Information

Access helpful links, downloads and briefings to help you better understand key issues and influence successfully