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Registered Dietitians are qualified healthcare professionals who use nutrition science to help people make informed decisions about the food they eat and their lifestyle, both for promoting good health and improving symptoms of disease.
Dietitians are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are required to comply with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Code of Conduct.
The community Dietetic service is available across the whole of Warwickshire to individuals who meet the referral criteria. Clinics are held at various locations across the county. People who are housebound can be seen in their own home, including care homes.
Individual patient dietary consultations in various settings, including hospitals, clinics and home visits.
Clinical advisory service for the healthcare professionals, client groups and other partner organisations, including patient education sessions and care home training.
Training on nutrition and diet issues for healthcare professionals, including NHS staff, care home workers, general practices and community groups.
Public health/ nutrition health promotion activities, including involvement in targeted nutritional health promotion programmes.
Production of and signposting to evidence based resources and information about nutrition for the public (see our website) and other healthcare professionals.
Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals. These are triaged by a Registered Dietitian in accordance with the departmental referral management procedures.
Outpatient clinics are held at various locations across the county.
Patients who are housebound are offered home visits, including people in care homes.
Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes can be referred to the DESMOND group education course.