Dietetic Service

Who are we?

Our Dietetic Service comprises four registered dietitians and one dietetic support worker. Registered dietitians are qualified health professionals (by the Health and Care Professions Council) that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Our dietetic support worker delivers dietetic care, and performs tasks delegated by a dietitian.

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, and having healthier lives. Our service provides treatment in accordance with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Who is our service for?

We provide a service for adults (18 years +) with a Doncaster GP requiring dietetic intervention. We provide home visits to community housebound patients and clinic appointments or home visits for patients under specialist RDaSH teams. We also provide Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) and Nutritional Action Plan (NAP) training to inpatient, community and care home staff.

Who do we work with?

We work 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, care home staff and all nursing teams across Tickhill Road Site and within the community setting. We also provide dietetic training to students from the University of Nottingham.

 

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