Dietitians at University Hospitals of North Midlands cover a range of clinics and specialties. All dietitians are
registered with the Health Care Professions Council.
Dietitians work with in-patients, where their job
is to get the best nutrition options for those referred to them, and also within
the wide variety of outpatient clinics at University Hospitals. These clinics
include specialist areas such as gastroenterology in babies and children, kidney
clinics for dialysis patients, clinics for patients receiving nutritional
support and clinics for people referred with conditions that can be improved by
changes to their diet.
The service also provides support to community
hospitals and Combined Healthcare, as well as community clinics and domiciliary
visits for people that are referred by their GP. Generally clinic sessions run
from Monday to Friday 8.45am - 4.30 pm.
How to get here
If you have been referred for an outpatient
appointment, please read the clinic letter carefully as clinics are held in many
different locations. If the location is given as the Royal Stoke University Hospital, appointments for adults are held in Outpatients 1 in the Main Buiding, children's appointments are held in the Children's Centre.
What to expect
At your appointment, you are often asked detailed
questions about your diet. It can be helpful to bring along any diet information
that you are currently using and a list of your tablets as well as any vitamins
or supplements you may be taking.
The department helps train student dietitians, we
also work with work experience coordinators to support people aged 17 and above
who are interested in dietetics as a career.
department: 01782 676030
British Dietetic Association has useful information on diets and careers in
dietetics can be found at www.bda.uk.com
- Information on weight management can be accessed