Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Dietitians work in close liaison with Dietetic Assistant Practitioners, other health care professionals and with other agencies such as education providers and the voluntary sector.
We regularly support the development of Dietetic University students, helping to build upon the number of qualified dietitians working across the country.
 

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law, and are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

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How To Access The Service

Our service is available for adults over 18 years old.
If you’d like to access our service, please speak to your GP or healthcare professional. If you meet our referral criteria they can refer you to our service.

(Referral forms for professional use only)


Training and Education

The team provides training, education and promotional events for other health professionals/organisations to enable them to promote evidence-based nutrition within our Trust and community.

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 can provide training via email, virtually or in person.

For more information or to request training, please contact us on adult.dietetics@mpft.nhs.uk

Video Guides (YouTube Playlists)


What To Expect From The Service

We deliver one to one support and group education sessions.

Please note that your first appointment can be by phone, video call or face to face.

At your first appointment we will discuss:

•    Your current diet and lifestyle and work with you to set personalised goals.

•    Offer you information and advice on ways to make better health goals.

•    Help to motivate and support you to achieve your personal health goals

Review Appointment:

•    Ongoing support to help you meet your health goals


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.

If you require more information about our service please contact the department on 0300 124 0355 or adultdieteticshef@mpft.nhs.uk

Adult Home Enteral Feeding Referral Form

The following videos were produced by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust:




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.

Useful Resources

Useful Links


What we offer

The community dietetic team provides support and advice with a wide range of nutrition and health problems, including coeliac disease, gastrointestinal problems, food allergies and malnutrition.

Useful Links


Learn more about how food affects your diabetes, lose weight, improve your blood glucose control,  carbohydrate count, or simply improve your symptoms

See Diabetes Services (Adults) for further information about accessing specialist diabetic support.

Workshops

Sessions are led by trained educators, covering a range of topics. Groups are delivered face-to-face or via video conferencing. You can meet others who are on a similar journey and share experiences.

Type 2 diabetes self-management (T2DSM)

Helps you to be more aware of which foods / meals will affect your blood glucose levels and how to review how they are affecting your levels.

Reliable Diabetes Resources

Helps you filter out the noise and find the best information out there, that can help you manage your weight and or diabetes and wellbeing.

Type 1 Carbohydrate Counting 

Learning to carbohydrate count and insulin dose adjust takes time, professional support, effort and practice.  
However, once you are confident it can help you understand the relationship between your carbohydrate intake, insulin dose requirements and blood glucose levels. This can lead to better blood sugar control and more flexibility when you eat.

 

 

 

Managing Exercise: Looking after your diabetes while exercising

Learning to safely manage blood glucose for people with Type 1 diabetes can be a real challenge. Adding in the additional complexities that exercise presents can really impact on the confidence levels of those with Type 1 Diabetes. It may not be easy, but the good news is that it is possible.


Our specialist service offers support for adults to help them on a tailored weight management journey.

We have different pathways that you may wish to follow to find the best choice for you:

Advice about your food intake such as: weight loss plans, Low Carbohydrate, Low calorie diet, Very low energy, Meal replacement and intermittent fasting.

We provide support and guidance for anyone wishing to explore bariatric (weight loss) surgery.  If desired and appropriate we can refer our patients to a bariatric team.

Eat Wise Drop A Size Podcasts 

Eat Wise, Drop a Size Podcasts aim to give you the knowledge, confidence, skills and support to achieve your goals. The podcasts cover a range of topics around healthy eating and making healthy changes.

A Weigh Day 

Our new face to face weighing sessions called ‘a weigh day’ delivered by our trained dietetic assistant practitioners.

Workshops

Sessions are led by trained educators, covering a range of topics. Groups are delivered face-to-face or via video conferencing. You can meet others who are on a similar journey and share experiences.

Managing your dietary behaviour: Emotional Eating

Explore your cravings, hunger and personal triggers.  Tools to help you recognise and describe your level of hunger.  Learn ways to cope with your triggers.  Build confidence in managing/avoiding setbacks and relapses.

Reliable Weight Management Resources

Helps you filter out the noise and find the best information out there, that can help you manage your weight and or diabetes and wellbeing.

Please see below a selection of useful resources and webinars on free diet & lifestyle support:

 

Weight Management Physical Activity Useful Links. Please follow any guidance given to by medical professionals regarding activity and do not exceed your own limits. Have fun with getting moving 

 

Bariatric Surgery:

Search for them on Apple App Store or Google Play

App Description App Name   
Recipe 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. Easy Meals App easy meals.PNG

Start finding healthier swaps

NHS food scanner app food scanner.PNG

A 12 week plan to help you lose weight

NHS weight loss plan weight loss plan.PNG
Track and build up your daily walks Active 10 app active 10.PNG
A running app for absolute beginners Couch to 5k app couch to 5k.PNG
Check your body mass index BMI calculator BMI calculator.PNG
Take control of your goals MyFitnessPal myfitnesspal.PNG

 



  • NHS Better Health - Looking after your mental health
  • Everyone Heath: Staffordshire
    • Staffordshire Healthy Communities programme is a Staffordshire County Council Commissioned Service run by Everyone Health. The service offers individual and group support to help adults improve the physical activity levels, lose weight and stop smoking. You can find out more about what’s available and who can access the service at Everyone Health Staffordshire or by phoning 0333 005 0095
  • Staffordshire ORCHA
    • ORCHA is a free tool to search for health and care apps. It provides a simple and consistent approach to rating all health apps based on their clinical effectiveness, data security and the user experience. ORCHA is available to anyone with access to the internet and smart phone. Apps can be used alongside an existing care pathway or as a stand-alone tool to help people improve any aspect of their health and wellbeing. https://staffordshire.orcha.co.uk/
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
    • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is designed to make sure everyone can access therapy for low mood and a range of anxiety problems.  These services can also help people with a range of persistent physical symptoms and long-term physical conditions. Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Wellbeing Service (staffsandstokewellbeing.nhs.uk)
  • NHS patient Webinars

    • Dietitians in Somerset have created a series of webinars. Easing the pressure off GPs and Dietitians by offering a one-stop-shop for self-help webinars and resources for patients.

  • MPFT - digital training and support

  • MPFT - service user & carer involvement

Useful Apps

Search for them on Apple App Store or Google Play

App description App name  
For the days you do not want to drink Drink free days app drink free days.PNG
Daily support to help you quit smoking and start breathing better NHS Quit Smoking App quit smoking.PNG
Get tips on looking after your health How are you? quiz how are you.PNG

 


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Dietetics (Adults) Contact Details

South Staffordshire

Phone numbers, fax and email

Address


Suites 105-6 High Green Court,
Newhall Street,
Cannock,
WS11 1GR