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Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians are the only health professionals qualified to degree level that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.

Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

 

Our team

We have a team of 14 Dietitians, two Nutrition Nurses and a Nutrition Nurse Consultant as well as two Dietetic Assistant Practitioners who work within oncology, diabetes, nutrition support, paediatrics, critical care, surgery, medicine, gastroenterology and elderly care including stroke medicine.  The team are supported by two clerical officers.

Dietitians and Nutrition Nurses see inpatients and outpatients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and are able to see patients in their own home, in nursing or residential homes and liaise with schools.

The Nutrition and Dietetics staff also ensure the best care is provided by:

  • providing training and education to groups of patients, health care staff and students

  • providing up to date written information and resources to patients and staff

  • carrying out audits & developing policies, procedures and pathways

  • liaising with the catering department to ensure hospital meals meet patients nutritional and dietary requirements

 

How to recognise us

Dietitians carrying out any clinical duties will be wearing a bottle green tunic with white piping with black trousers. A bottle green dress may be worn. The nutrition nurses will be wearing maroon tunics with white piping and black trousers or a maroon dress.  The Nutrition Nurse Consultant wears a blue tunic with white piping.

 

Call us on 0191 445 2074 

Find out more about what dietitians do and download food fact sheets

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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