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TypeAdult Services - Dietetics
We are the Nutrition and Dietetics service for Northamptonshire and we offer evidenced based dietary advice to all ages both in the community and in hospital.
We are a team of over 30 people including dietitians, dietetic assistants and administration support and cover a range of specialities including weight management, mental health, cancer care, critical care, allergies, kidney care, digestive conditions, diabetes and stroke.
We offer 1-1 consultations and group sessions for a variety of health conditions, such as coeliac groups and cows milk protein allergy talks. We also deliver education sessions to staff and carers.
As well as this, we provide student training for Nottingham University dietetic students for placements A, B and C and we offer a “taster session” annually for people interested in a career in nutrition and dietetics.
What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC). The title is regulated by law and governed by an ethical code.
Who is this service for? Our service is for children and adults of all ages across Northamptonshire.
How to access this service: Your GP, consultant or healthcare professional can refer you and will give us all the necessary medical background and reason for the referral.
Contact us and opening hours
South of the county
Highfield Clinical Care Centre
Telephone: 01604 745036
North of the county
Kettering General Hospital
Telephone: 01536 492317
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 4.30pm
Please see the professionals tab regarding making a referral to our service.
For information on the referral process pathway, please view the document here: Pathway for referral [pdf] 32kb
Children and young people referrals are submitted through the Referral Management Centre (RMC).
For adults, please complete the form here: Adults referral form - dietetics
For Care Home related forms please complete the form here: Care home referral form - Dietetics
Care Home Resources (referral information)
Please find some useful information regarding Care Homes and the Dietetics service:
Please follow the MUST guide to assess residents risk of malnutrition: Must Guide[pdf] 874KB
Useful tips for dietary intake in relation to COVID-19: COVID-19 support - nutrition support for care homes[pdf] 51KB
Please consider if your referral is appropriate.
If a patient appears to be imminently approaching the end of their life, please consider if our input will be in their best interests.