How Does Our Service Work?
Please speak to your GP practice or any health care professional to request a referral. You will then be written to by our team with an appointment or asked to call us to book an appointment convenient for you. Clinics and workshops are held in local health centres and community venues throughout Staffordshire.
The Home Enteral Feeding Service provides advice and support to adult patients aged 18 years and over in the community who have a tube placed to receive enteral nutrition and / or fluid.
The team consists of registered dietitians and dietetic assistants.
The dietitian will assess the individual patient requirements and recommend a suitable feed to meet the needs of the patient. This will be reviewed and monitored regularly based on the clinical condition.
The team will communicate frequently with the home delivery service to ensure feed and ancillaries are provided in a timely manner.
We also have support from dedicated Nutrition Nurses who will provide expert advice on tube care, stoma care and training.
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We are a team of Dietitians and Dietetic Assistant Practitioners supporting adults in the community who may be at risk of malnutrition due to unexpected weight loss or decreased appetite.
We understand that eating more is not always the solution and can support people to fortify meals to help maximise nutrition. We also have expert knowledge on nutritional supplements. We will work with individuals and / or caregivers to produce a nutritional care plan aiming to meet each person’s nutritional requirements.
Our Specialist Service uses behaviour change principals and public health & scientific research on food, health and disease to deliver bespoke nutritional advice and support for adults to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely. We offer one to one support through our team of local dietitians and practitioners.
Eat Wise Drop A Size
Eat Wise, Drop a Size workshops aim to give you the knowledge, confidence, skills and support to achieve your goals. The sessions cover a range of topics around healthy eating and making healthy changes.
A series of 10 workshops to attend. Each will deliver a different topic on healthy lifestyles followed by circuit based physical activity.
A structured weight loss programme delivered by specialist dietitians
We offer support to patients who may be eligible for bariatric surgery, to encourage long term changes and the safety and effectiveness of surgery outcomes. We can also refer our patients for bariatric surgery dependant on eligibility.
Useful Mobile Apps
These apps offer lots of easy to prepare meal ideas, exciting ways to include vegetables, creates shopping lists and can even arrange your shopping list by aisle. Search for them on Apple App Store or Google Play.
Change 4 Life: Smart Recipies
Change 4 Life: Food Scanner
One You: Easy Meals
One You: Couch to 5k
One You: Active 10 Walk Tracker
One You: Alcohol behaviour tracker
NHS 12-week weight loss plan
NHS Exercise Videos
We are a team of Dietitians and Assistants who deliver one to one clinics and group education sessions to assist those with Diabetes, whether newly diagnosed or otherwise. If you have Diabetes and would like to improve your blood glucose control, learn more about how food affects your illness, lose weight, carbohydrate count, or simply improve symptoms, your General Practitioner can refer you to our service.
For the Diabetes Team see: Diabetes Services (Adults)
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Diabetes UK - Learning Zone: Free Diabetes UK advice on what to eat and tips for managing diabetes day-to-day
The community dietetic team provides support and advice to the adults (18 and over) of South Staffordshire with a wide range of nutrition and health problems, including coeliac disease, gastrointestinal problems, food allergies and malnutrition.
Patient Webinars: Information on various dietary conditions courtesy of NHS Dietitians in Somerset
As nutrition is important for everyone and can play a vital role in recovery and in generally being healthy, we recognise the importance of working with other services in and out of the trust. We provide patient education sessions for various teams in the trust, helping people to feel confident about looking after their own health with specific conditions.
We also deliver training to other health care professionals and care home staff to help identify nutrition related health concerns, such as malnutrition, using the 6 Steps to Appropriate Nutritional Care and the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST).
We regularly support the development of Dietetic University students helping to build upon the number of qualified dietitians working across the country.
We can provide training via email, virtually or in person
For more information or to request training, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
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