Nutrition and Dietetics

Who we are

The Nutrition and Dietetics department is made up of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Dietitians, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registered Nutrition Nurses, with support from Dietetic assistants and Dietetic Assistant Practitioners, who work as part of multidisciplinary teams across North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust.

Our teams provide expertise in a wide range of inpatient and outpatient specialties including:

paediatrics and young adults, renal, oncology, gastroenterology, stroke and neurology, diabetes, malnutrition/nutrition support, enteral tube and parenteral artificial nutrition, acutely unwell admitted eating disorders.

We aim to promote a healthy, nutritious diet for everyone. Our registered dietitians work with a range of patients in hospital and as outpatients, to help them make practical choices about food and lifestyle.


In Hospital

Your nutritional health (and risk of malnutrition) will be assessed when you come into hospital. If there are any concerns, you'll be referred to our service and a member of the team will come to see you and assess your needs. We can offer help such as advice on food and drinks to take (or avoid) and support with developing a new diet.

If you're unable to eat solid food, we can organise for you to have a very soft diet or to be fed through a tube to make sure you get the nutrients and vitamins that you need.


In the Community

If you need to be seen by a Dietitian, your Consultant or your Specialist Team can make a referral. If you are not under Hospital care, then your GP can refer you to the Community Dietetic Service.


Useful resources

General dietary information and food fact sheets can be found on the British Dietetic Association website.

Food Facts | British Dietetic Association (BDA)