Nutrition and dietetics

About

Our nutrition and dietetics team offer an expert service to inpatients and outpatients at all our hospitals within Imperial Healthcare NHS Trust. We advise on nutrition and health, and assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition-related conditions with treatment plans individually tailored to a patient’s medical nutritional needs.

The team is comprised of a group of qualified experts in the nutrients in food, how nutrients are used by the body, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. All registered dietitians are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

The dietitians are trained in the interpretation and communication of the science of nutrition to individuals and groups to enable people to make informed and practical choices about food and lifestyle, in both health and disease.

Our team offers assessment-specific dietary advice and monitoring for people referred by multidisciplinary teams in specialties across our hospitals. We do not accept direct referrals from GPs. 


Conditions and treatments

Our nutritional assessment and management covers a range of clinical conditions, including:

  • diabetes – insulin, medication and diet-controlled diabetes
  • diabetes occurring during pregnancy
  • lipid lowering
  • gastrointestinal problems including inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome
  • digestive tract surgeries for benign and malignant conditions
  • allergies
  • feeding problems associated with prematurity, and health conditions in infants and children

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