Dietitians translate scientific information about food and nutrition into practical dietary advice to promote health and treat disease. Dietitians are qualified to treat a range of medical conditions with diet therapy, developed to meet individual needs.
This service is provided by a team of registered dietitians and is accessible to the local populations.
What is a Dietitian?
Dietitians at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are highly specialised practitioners who:
1. Hold a legally recognised graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics.
2. Are registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).
3. Are an expert source of current nutrition information.
4. Help promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems.
5. Provide patient specific advice, which is practical, safe and based on current scientific evidence.
6. Respect the needs of the individual.
How can I be referred to a Dietitian?
Individuals can access the services of a Dietitian through their GP or hospital consultant. The doctor will complete a referral form or letter providing relevant medical information. This helps the dietitian to complete a detailed dietary assessment and provide appropriate dietary advice.
Where can you see a Dietitian?
Dependent on referral reason and personal preference you will be seen by the Dietitian in one of the following locations:
Victoria Infirmary Northwich
As an inpatient on the hospital ward
Your own home (if you are unable to mobilise to one of the above locations)
Nursing or residential home
What to expect and bring to first appointment
The initial appointment with the Dietitian will last approximately 30 minutes. During this appointment the Dietitian will take a thorough diet history and ask questions regarding any past medical history and current medication. This will enable the Dietitian to provide appropriate dietary advice. To assist the Dietitian in providing appropriate dietary advice, we ask that all patients bring an up to date record of their current prescribed medications and any relevant medical conditions.
If the Dietitian feels a further appointment is appropriate, they will make a follow up. The follow up appointment will be approximately 15 minutes.
What if I cannot make my appointment?
If the appointment time is inconvenient or you are unable to make the appointment date, please contact us as soon as possible and we will rearrange this for you. Please contact the department secretary on 01270 612402.
General enquiries and change of appointment
Telephone: 01270 612402
Tel 01270 273598
Monday to Friday : 09:00 – 17:00