Please note: we can only accept referrals from health care professionals.
Referral forms must be completed to be accepted.
Please send completed referral forms by on of the following methods:
- NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) Or via Referral Management Centre.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post to: RMC, Suite 2, Leyland House, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY
Referral Enquiries telephone: 01772 660 011
Temporary Business Continuity Measure against current Community Dietetic referral criteria and clinical priority to represent current staffing levels to reduce risk and safety of our patients.
Nutrition Support Referrals
- Patients with a MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Score) of 3 or less will not receive direct dietetic input whereas previously MUST of 2 or above would have been accepted to dietetics thereby there will be no early dietetic intervention to prevent further deterioration in their nutritional status.
- Provide an indirect clinical care offer increasing capability of care home staff to manage malnutrition.
- Malnutrition training face to face and online to support nursing homes and care homes; providing the necessary skills and support to safely manage patients with a MUST score of 0-3.
- Support and training available via: 01772 644 155.
- Support and guidance and essential steps prior to referral to Nutrition and Dietetics available through Lancashire Medicines Management. Primary Care oral nutritional support guidance: First-line advice including food fortification and first-line oral nutritional supplements via the guidance (linked above) must be in place otherwise referral will not be accepted.
- Further support via Bapen.
- Prevention and management of pressure injuries | British Dietetic Association (BDA).
- Risk of Refeeding
- MUST score of 4 or above
- Pressure ulcers grade 3 or 4 with MUST score of 3 or above.
- All enteral feeding patients
Weight Management Referrals
- Overweight or obese patients (Body Mass Index of 30-50kg/m2) will not receive direct dietetic input meaning potential further deterioration in their co-morbidities secondary to being overweight or obese if, they do not meet the criteria or are unfit to attend local weight management services.
- Refer patients to local weight management services:
- NHS Digital Weight Management Programme (NHS England) (BMI 30/ 27.5 with risk factors)
- PNECET (BMI 30-39.9)
- FITFANS (Adults aged 35-65 with a BMI over 38, waist circumference >38inches for males/ >31inches for females)
- Active Lifestyles South Ribble – not suitable if complex needs/significant co-morbidity. Email: email@example.com
- ABL Up and Active 12 week weight management programme in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble for BMI 25-35kg/m2: Weight Management (upandactive.co.uk)
- Salford Royal (Tier 3/4)
- Aintree University Hospital
- Signpost to BDA
- Gastroenterology referrals will not receive direct dietetic input which could lead to exacerbation in their gastroenterology condition.
- Reference and signpost gastroenterology patients to support groups
- NHS choices
- British Heart Foundation
- Newly diagnosed Type 2 and non-complex diabetes review patients including pre-diabetes patients will not receive direct dietetic input which could lead to health complications or other co-morbidities secondary to uncontrolled diabetes
- Refer newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients to DESMOND and Pre diabetes patients with Hba1c between 42 – 47 mmol/mol to Diabetes prevention programme.