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Community Nutrition & Dietetics Service

Aims and objectives of service

This is a Community Nutrition and Dietetic Service working across Nottingham which encompasses a clinical dietetic service, the promotion of  good nutrition for both adults and children and the provision of training and specialist support for health professionals.

Service description

Registered dietitians are the only health professionals regulated by law that are qualified to assess and treat diet and nutrition related disease. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease and translate it into practical guidance. Their work includes diagnosis and assessment of individual nutritional needs, promotion of healthy lifestyle changes and a source of unbiased, up-to-date information on nutrition for health professionals, the public and the media.

The service provides:

  1. Clinical dietetic service for all ages from babies through to older people who live in Nottingham City, including dietary assessment, advice and counselling for patients and families in the context of specific medical and / or mental health conditions where diet plays a key role.
  2. Training for other health care professionals 
  3. Telephone clinical support service for other health care professionals
  4. Patient group education sessions
  5. Nutrition Resources
  6. Development of nutrition related guidelines and care pathways
  7. Clinical Audit

Referrals

For adults:

Referrals must be made by GPs, health and social care professionals and meet the inclusion criteria for the specified service via Nottingham Health & Care Point on 0300 131 0300 or via the secure online form here.

For children:

Our Paediatric Food Diary is available to download here

Please complete our paediatric referral form here and post or email (from nhs net accounts only) to NCP.CommunityDietetics@nhs.net

For paediatric food allergy, ensure an allergy focused clinical history forms part of the referral.  If available on SystmOne, please indicate this.

Population covered

Adults and children registered with a GP practice within NHS Nottingham City GPs.

At a Glance:

Health & Care Point (for adults)

tel:

0300 131 0300

Accessing the Service

You can be referred by:

GP

Professional

Service availability

City

County