Dietetics and Nutrition

The Nutrition and Dietetic service at Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust provides a service to our inpatients treated within three hospital sites and outpatients who are referred through our consultant led services and GPs.

Registered Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems.

Meet the team

the dietics team

(Photo taken before the Covid-19 pandemic)

Within our department we have Dietitians working across a range of specialities including:

  • Gastroenterology (including Coeliac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Disease)
  • Burns
  • Critical care
  • Diabetes
  • Paediatrics (Including allergies, metabolics, faltering growth)
  • Weight management
  • Home enteral feeding (feeding through a tube inserted into the nose or abdomen)
  • Stroke
  • Spinal injuries
  • Respiratory
  • Cardiology
  • Nutrition support
  • Oncology
  • Weight management

Feedback from 'Cook and eat' sessions with young people with type 1 diabetes:

I'm more confident to cook from scratch

A fun way to bring awareness to diabetes


They made cooking fun!

The staff were amazing

cook and eat session

(Photo taken before the Covid-19 pandemic)

Your initial explanation was so clear despite it’s complexity. It is not an exaggeration to say that following this diet has changed my life. Thank you for your knowledge, expertise and the enthusiastic way you conveyed the information to me.

Patient feedback to a Specialist Gastro Dietitian

Members of the Dietetic team with Martin Barkley, Chief Executive.

team with CEO Martin Barkley

(Photo taken before the Covid-19 pandemic)

Dietitians work at all three of our hospitals

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital
  • Pinderfields Hospital
  • Pontefract Hospital

Community service

There is a community service across NHS Wakefield and the north area of NHS Kirklees. If you would like to see a Dietitian, please talk to your GP or Consultant about being referred.

Department hours

The core department hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Contact details

Dewsbury and District Hospital, Halifax Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HS

Secretary telephone number: 01924 816046  

Pinderfields Hospital, H Gwynne Jones Building, 1st Floor, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF4 1DG

Secretary telephone number: 01924 543580  

Useful resources

Patient information leaflets

This shows how much of what we eat overall should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.

The Eatwell Guide

The eatwell guide

Useful links


BAPEN logo

If you are worried about weight loss and are at risk of becoming malnourished, BAPEN has developed a simple screening tool you can use along with advice to follow if you are at risk of becoming malnourished. 

British Dietetic Association (BDA)

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BDA is the professional association for UK dietitians. Includes food fact sheets.

British Heart Foundation

British heart foundation logo

This national charity aims to prevent heart conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.

British Nutrition Foundation

British nutrition foundation logo

This site provides healthy eating information, resources for schools, news items, recipes and details of the work BNF undertake around the UK.

The Change for Life website

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Change4Life is here to help families be healthier and happier.

Coeliac UK

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Coeliac UK is the charity for people who need to live without gluten.

Diabetes UK

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The UK’s leading diabetes charity.

Macmillian Cancer Support

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National organisation providing physical, financial and emotional support to people affected by cancer.


PINNT logo

A support and advocacy group for people on Home Artificial Nutrition.

Stroke Association

Stroke association logo

National organisation supporting people to rebuild their lives after stroke.