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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.
Contacting 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)
Dietetics Referral FormDietetics referral form
Please see attached below food and fluid chart for your referral
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.
You can find the step-by-step guide on how to refer by selecting the below link.
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
FAQs to completing the referral form
How to upload a food and fluid chart?
You can download the latest food and fluid chart here, please fill in the document and attach to the question on page 5 of the form.
How can I complete the chart?
You can download the chart and complete on your computer or you can download the chart, print it off, complete it, scan it, and save it to your computer.
Whatever works for you, but the completed chart will ultimately need to be saved on your computer to later be attached to the question within the form.
How to go back and complete an incomplete referral form / section of form incomplete?
If you are not able to complete the form in one sitting you have the option to save and exit the form. Once you have saved you will need to give an email and password in order for you to log back in and complete. The link to do this will appear in your emails.
How will I know I have completed the form successfully?
If you have filled in all the required fields you will receive a confirmation email from the service.
Only when you receive this email will it be confirmed the form has successfully been completed.