Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Community Nutrition and Dietetics

    We are all Registered Dietitians who are able to assess, diagnose and treat Diet and Nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level.  We are regulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and use the most up to date research and information which we translate into unbiased, practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices. We work with a range of multi-disciplinary teams and social care professionals to provide advice and support for patients, their families and carers on a variety of  Nutrition related problems including Nutrition Support, Home Enteral feeding, Diabetes, Weight Management, Nutritional Deficiencies and Gastro-intestinal problems, such as Coeliac Disease.

    We can provide support in the following ways:

    • 1:1 advice in Dietetic clinics
    • Home visits for the housebound, frail, or those with a clinical need
    • Visits  to Nursing Homes and other Care settings
    • Prison visits for inmates
    • Input to Guild Lodge, Ribbleton and Longridge Hospitals
    • Group education sessions for patients and carers
    • Training sessions for other Health and Social Care Professionals and Voluntary workers

    Dietitians accept referrals from a variety of sources including other health and social care professionals and providers which include:

    • Nursing and Residential Homes
    • General Practitioners (GPs)
    • Practice Nurses
    • Hospital Doctors
    • District Nurses
    • Physiotherapists
    • Occupational Therapists

    Where this service is provided

    Dietetic clinics are offered at;

    • Minerva Health Centre, Preston
    • Various community clinics around the Preston, Chorley & South Ribble area
    • Longridge Hospital

    How to contact us

    Administration Team Tel: 01772 644155 or 644158

    Useful Links

    British Dietetic Association Food Factsheets :

    Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community :

    Lancashire Medicines Management Group : Use of Oral Nutritional Supplements in Primary Care :

    ABL Central Lancashire :

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