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BDA Trade Union position on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for NHS staff

Following the disappointing decision taken by Parliament on 14 December to introduce mandatory COVID vaccinations for all NHS staff, the BDA would like to reiterate our position of opposition.

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Consultation on pay in Wales agreed

The BDA has balloted its Wales NHS Members on the additional offer and the result is to accept additional enhancements.

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NHS Scotland - Annual Leave Buyback and Carry Over 2021-22

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Update on NHS pay consultation in England and Wales 2021

Find out the results of the consultation exercise on the government pay awards in England and Wales we recently asked members to take part in.

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BDA Trade Union position on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

The BDA Trade Union National Executive Committee has taken a clear and definitive position in opposition to any attempts to make the take-up of the vaccination mandatory.

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Delayed pay rise will leave staff disappointed, say health unions

Health unions representing 1.2 million NHS staff in England have responded to the 3% NHS pay rise announced by the government, which accepts the recommendation made by the independent pay review body.

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BDA praises skilled professionals from around the world who choose to work in the NHS

Baroness Harding’s reported promise to “end the reliance on foreign doctors and nurses” fails to recognise the central role that health and care professionals from outside the UK have played in the NHS throughout its history. We are once again disappointed by the focus of this government on restricting those willing to work in the National Health Service rather than investment and support for the health service as a whole.

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BDA joins call for PM to begin public inquiry into handling of COVID-19

The BDA Trade Union has joined calls with fellow unions in the TUC for an immediate public inquiry into the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Dietitians union condemns government recommendation for 1% NHS pay award

BDA Trade Union Director, Annette Mansell-Green condemns government's recommendation of a paltry 1% pay increase for NHS staff, announced 4 March 2021.

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Prime Minister urged to speed up NHS pay rise as public backs the move

The BDA and fellow health unions, representing more than 1.3m workers across the UK, have written to the Prime Minister this week urging him to speed up the pay process so NHS staff receive a promised wage rise as soon as possible.

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BDA hits back as Daily Mail brands dietitians "non-essential"

BDA CEO, Andy Burman, responds to Mail Online claim that "non-essential" dietitians "have been twiddling thumbs for months".

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BDA attends the TUC Adaptation to Climate Change and The World of Work Conference

Stephen Austin BDA National Employment Relations Officer attended the virtual TUC Adaptation to Climate Change and The World of work Conference on Tuesday 8 September 2020, here he talks about his time at the online event.

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BDA Responds to NHS People Plan

BDA sets out our initial response to the NHS People Plan 2020/21, noting both positive elements and significant gaps.

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Response to Chancellor's announcement of public sector pay increase

NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay scales, including dietitians and dietetic support workers, are not included in the chancellor's announcement that some public sector workers are to receive above inflation pay awards this year, as they in the final year of a three-year pay deal. 

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Turn appreciation and applause for NHS staff into an early wage rise, say health unions

The government should build on the huge public support shown for the NHS during the pandemic by giving health workers across the UK an early pay rise, say health unions today (Friday).

NHS Guidance on Overtime Payments During COVID-19

Guidance around overtime payments during the COVID-19 period including context, proposed duration of the temporary measures, and funding

Union Blueprint for safe re-opening up of NHS

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BDA joins sister health unions in accepting pay offer in Northern Ireland

Following our recent consultative ballot, BDA members in NI health and social care have voted overwhelmingly to accept the pay offer with a result of 99% in favour.

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BDA Trade Union consults members in Northern Ireland on new pay proposals

British Dietetic Association consultation exercise with members over Northern Ireland Pay

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BDA suspends industrial action ballot in Northern Ireland

Following a critical meeting with the newly appointed Northern Ireland Health Minister on 15 January, the BDA has taken the decision to suspend our industrial action ballot.

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