What does a dietitian do?
Registered dietitians have the professional knowledge and experience to assess nutritional needs and to recommend appropriate nutritional treatments to help optimise nutritional status, aid the recovery process, control symptoms and improve wellbeing.
The dietitian's role includes:
- Assessment of nutritional status and individual requirements
- Provision of disease-specific dietary advice
- Prescription of enteral and parenteral feeding regimens tailored to meet individual needs
- Advice on therapeutic diets and nutritional supplements
- Utilising advanced communication skills to facilitate behaviour change
- Education and training for staff on all aspects of nutrition
- Development of evidence-based policies and patient resources.
Our specialist dietitian can advise you on therapeutic diets and a variety of conditions, as well as giving you both preventative and curative guidance. If you’ve been referred by your GP, we can monitor, maintain and improve your nutritional symptoms during the demands of your treatment.
Individuals may wish to self-pay to see the dietitian. Depending on your diagnosis and the reason for seeing the dietitian, the length of the initial assessment, and the number of follow ups will vary.
What can you expect?
Once you have been referred, the dietitian will contact you within two working days. Upon initial contact, the dietitian will discuss expectations, the reason for referral, insurance and payment details and then arrange an appointment. This appointment will be made within the next 5 working days if convenient to you.
Our specialist dietitian can help you if you suffer from any of the following:
- Allergies and intolerances to food
- Diabetes, insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance
- Coeliac disease
- Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
- Eating disorders
- Gastro-intestinal diseases
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), including the Low FODMAP Diet
- Liver disease
- PCOS and healthy eating for fertility
- Pre/post operation
- Raised cholesterol
- Renal disease
- Weight gain
- Weight loss.