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.
Identifying those that you can influence is vital if you want to Stand Up for Dietetics.
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.
Information on planning, influencing and how to write a business case for your service or team.
Information about influencing politicians and government officials at a local and national level.
In England, local authorities have responsibility for public health, and host wellbeing boards.
In England, CCGs make decisions about how services are funded and commissioned, so are a key group to influence locally.
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.
Access helpful links, downloads and briefings to help you better understand key issues and influence successfully