Urgent BANT Update for Members

BANT has formally written to the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) requesting that the register of dietitians is modified to allow for the entry of nutritional therapists. This will require clarification from the HCPC over the applicable standards of proficiency for dietitians and what is legally required to demonstrate that applicants can meet those standards. We expect to write to the HCPC shortly to follow-up on these points after considering this matter further with our lawyers. We also understand that the matter will be discussed at the next HCPC Council meeting on 3 December. Members should also note that we have been in correspondence with the Privy Council on these points and we will keep members updated on developments.