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Dietetic Service

 

 

 

What do we do?

Our aim is to encourage and support optimum health and well-being through diet and nutrition by translating the science of nutrition into practical information. We assess dietary intake and provide appropriate advice to empower individuals and carers to understand and improve their diet dependant on their condition. This is to assist people in living longer, healthier lives. Our service provides treatment in accordance with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). We mostly provide interventions for patients who require nutrition support. The Managing Your Expectations leaflet provides more information on this.

 

Who is our service for?

We also provide Malnutrition Universal Screening and Nutritional Action Planning training to Doncaster care homes.

More information can be found at: http://malnutritionandfoodfirst.rdash.nhs.uk/

We also provide Malnutrition Universal Screening and Nutritional Action Planning training to RDaSH inpatient and community nursing staff. We also work closely alongside the Doncaster domiciliary care providers.

Who do we work with?

Our dietetic team works with people individually and within care settings across Doncaster. We work in partnership with consultants and GP’s, allied healthcare professionals, dietetic colleagues from Doncaster Royal Infirmary and other neighbouring Dietetic services, care home staff and all inpatient and community nursing teams across RDaSH. We also provide dietetic training to students from the University of Nottingham and Sheffield Hallam University.

What is a registered dietitian?

Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals (by the HCPC) that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Uniquely, dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

BDA – The Association of UK Dietitians            HCPC – Health and Care Professions Council

What is a dietetic assistant?

A dietetic assistant (DA) delivers dietetic care, and performs tasks delegated by a dietitian. The DA works within an agreed scope of practice under the close direction or supervision of a dietitian, within relevant legal and ethical frameworks and in accordance with organisational protocols and policies.

Dietetic Support Worker & Assistant Practitioner Roles

Our team

  • Jayne Brocklehurst – Interim Service Manager and Dietetic Clinical Lead (Oral Nutrition Support)
  • Jayne Burns – Dietetic Clinical Lead (Neurological Conditions & Eating Disorder)
  • Laura Clarke – Clinical Specialist Dietitian & Dysphagia Practitioner
  • Sue Dodsworth – Dietitian
  • Erika Bolla-Bereyni – Dietitian
  • Anita Goodwin – Senior Dietetic Assistant
  • Stella Leach-Flanagan – Senior Dietetic Assistant
  • Natalie Riley – Senior Dietetic Administrative Assistant

Please see our Dietetic Service leaflet for more information.

Contact information

We are available 08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday (except for Bank Holidays).

Email: rdash.dietetics@nhs.net
Telephone: 01302 796410
Twitter: @rdash_dietetics

Address:

Evergreen
Tickhill Road Hospital
Woodfield Park off Tickhill Road
Balby
Doncaster
DN4 8QN

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