Dietetics and Nutrition

Please click the links below for information on our dietetics and nutrition service:

 

What is it?

Where do we offer this service?

When do we offer this service?

Who should you contact?

Further advice and resources

 

What is it?

Part of our Therapy services, Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. We work in primary and secondary care, providing Dietetic input for patients in hospital and the community, ranging from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) visits to home visits.

 

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

 

  • Gastroenterology
  • Burns
  • Critical care
  • Diabetes
  • Paediatrics
  • Weight management
  • Home enteral feeding (feeding through a tube inserted into the nose or abdomen)
  • Stroke
  • Nutrition support and research
  • Oncology.


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 choices about their lifestyle and diet.

 

The title ‘Dietitian’ can only be used by appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Professions Council.

 

Our Therapy services also include:

 

 

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Where do we offer this service?

Dietitians work at all three of our hospitals:

 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital
     
  • Pontefract Hospital

 

You will find Dietitians on the wards and in clinics. There is a community service across NHS Wakefield and the north area of NHS Kirklees for patients who are enterally-fed; these patients will be seen in their own homes if unable to attend a hospital clinic.  There is also a community based weight management service with sessions held across Kirklees and Wakefield.

 

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When do we offer this service?

The core department hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm.  There are specific clinics for diffferent specialities held within the three hospital sites and certain GP practices.  Weight management and diabetes patients may be offered a group session in the community instead of a clinic appointment.

 

Who should you contact?

 

Dewsbury and District Hospital

Halifax Road

Dewsbury

WF13 4HS

Secretary

Tel: 01924 816046  

Fax: 01924 512263

 

Pinderfields Hospital

H Gwynne Jones Building, 1st Floor,

Aberford Road

Wakefield

WF4 1DG

Secretary

Tel: 01924 543580  

Fax: 01924 543581

 

If you would like to see a Dietitian, please talk to your GP or Consultant about being referred.  

 

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Further advice and resources

 

British Dietetic Association www.bda.uk.com/

Diabetes UK www.diabetes.org.uk/

Food Standards Agency www.food.gov.uk/

Nutritionist Resource www.nutritionist-resource.org.uk