What we offer
Community Dietitians advise people with a wide range of conditions including;
Gastrointestinal conditions such as coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (this may include education on the low-FODMAP diet if appropriate).
Malnutrition and dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
Diabetes – people with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes are invited to attend structured type 2 group education (link to group information). We also see people who have had diabetes for some time for dietary review.
We will discuss and recommend dietary modifications based upon a person’s medical condition/s and individual needs.
The service is delivered in community locations including outpatient clinics, home visits (including care homes) and in groups. Staff will often need to liaise with relatives and carers about improving a person’s nutritional intake.
We also provide a service to inpatients at community hospitals.
Assistant practitioners and Dietetic Assistants in our team are trained to work with people who need nutrition support for a variety of reasons – neurological conditions, following stroke, oncology (cancer) and dementia.
Who it’s for
This service is for adults excluding those under specific consultant pathways which may include; oncology, inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes and renal conditions. People who receive care under these services are often also under specialist Dietitians attached to these services.
The General Community service accepts referrals from any registered health care professional. Please note - care home staff should make referrals via their GP practice. The services referral form can be accessed via Knowledge Anglia (link)
Tel: 01603 216 021 (option 8)
8:00am - 5:00pm Monday – Friday. There is an answerphone service outside these hours.