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This page brings together links to useful tools and information to help you with any influencing or advocacy you may want to undertake.

We’re always looking to add to this, so if you have a good case study, have found a useful resource or just want to suggest something you want us to develop, please get in touch.

BDA Policy Statements

The BDA maintains a selection of evidence-based and referenced policy statements which can be shared with policymakers, the public and the media to provide clear statements of the BDA’s position on a range of important topics. New policy statements are constantly under development and all are subject to regular review. See the full list of BDA policy statements here.

Consultation Responses

The BDA responds to consultations on a regular basis, and like Policy Statements, these give a clear indication of the Association's view on a particular subject. If you are planning on trying to influence in your local area, it might be worth checking to see if the BDA has already pulled together some of the key arguments. These responses are written in conjunction with specialist groups and subject matter experts and published on the Consultation pages of the website


These documents and links provide background information on important issues, policies and people that you might find useful in preparing or planning your activity. 

The Kings Fund publishes a range of useful briefing on healthcare matters, including: 

Access all their publications here

The NHS Confederation (in England and in Wales) produces regular briefings on a range of topics, sometimes with BDA involvement:

You can find more of their resources here

Other useful briefings and sources of information include:

Brexit Briefings 

Brexit has been a particular area for focus in recent months for understandable reasons. We collated a number of different briefings that might be helpful below.