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: mlcsu.rmc@nhs.net 
  • Post to: RMC, Suite 2, Leyland House, Centurion Way, Leyland, PR26 6TY

Referral Enquiries telephone: 01772 660 011

Download the Community Nutrition and Dietetics referral form.

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

Anticipated Risk:

  • 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.

Mitigation:

Referrals Accepted:

  • 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

Anticipated Risk:

  • 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.

Mitigation:

Gastroenterology Referrals

Anticipated Risk:

  • Gastroenterology referrals will not receive direct dietetic input which could lead to exacerbation in their gastroenterology condition.

Mitigation:

Diabetes Referrals

Anticipated Risk:

  • 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

Mitigation:

  • Refer newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients to DESMOND and Pre diabetes patients with Hba1c between 42 – 47 mmol/mol to Diabetes prevention programme.

 

Please contact Kate Fayad, Team Lead for Community Nutrition and Dietetics with any queries via email: lcn-tr.CommunityDietitians@nhs.net or telephone: 01772 644 155