Nutrition and dietetics

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Nutrition and dietetics

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.

Dietitians work at all three of our hospitals:

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.

There are specific clinics for different specialities held within the three hospital sites and certain GP practices.

Meet the team

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

The Nutrition and dietetics team

  • 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


Patient feedback

Feedback from “Cook and eat” sessions with young people with type 1 diabetes

a cook at eat session with a group of children

I'm more confident to cook from scratch

 A fun way to bring awareness to diabetes.

 They made cooking fun!

The staff were amazing.

Patient feedback to a Specialist Gastro Dietitian

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.

The Eatwell Guide

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

The eatwell guide

Useful links


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)

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

British Heart Foundation

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

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

Change4Life is here to help families be healthier and happier.

Coeliac UK

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

Diabetes UK

As the UK’s leading diabetes charity.

Macmillian Cancer Support

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


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

Stroke Association

National organisation supporting people to rebuild their lives after stroke.