Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitians are Allied Health Professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. They assess, diagnosis and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. They work with children and adults in a variety of settings.
Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical advice to help people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
What do we do?
The Nutrition and Dietetics Service is delivered Trust wide. Staff work in clinical teams and as members of multi-disciplinary teams to treat complex clinical conditions such as:
- Kidney Disease
- Food Allergy and Intolerance
- Heart disease
- Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease
- Faltering growth in children
Health and Wellbeing Dietitians work with a number of partner organisations to deliver training on nutrition skills programmes and provide a source of nutrition expertise to community, voluntary and statutory organisations throughout the South Eastern Trust area.
Dietitians provide advice to caterers to ensure good nutrition within Health and Social Care settings.
Nutrition and Dietetic Services are provided throughout the South Eastern Trust;
In Hospital (Inpatient)
Patients are referred to Dietetics by medical staff, nursing staff or other health care professionals.
For Adult Community Services
Patients are referred to Dietetics by GPs, hospital consultants, district nurses, nursing and residential care homes, dietitians and other health care professionals.
For Children Services
All referrals require parental consent. Patients are referred by hospital consultants, GPs, health visitors, dietitians and other health care professionals.
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