Community Dietitians – Wigan Borough

Community DietitiansDescription of service  

Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

They work with both healthy and sick people.

Uniquely, dietitians 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 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.

Dietitians work in the NHS, private practice, industry, education, research, sport, media, public relations, publishing, government and Non-Government Organisations (NGOs).

Dietitians advise and influence food and health policy across the spectrum from government, to local communities and individuals.

Our team of community dietitians work across three specialist areas: paediatrics, diabetes and nutrition support.

Community Dietitians


Who can access the service?

Our service is available to both adults and children residing in the Wigan Borough diagnosed with any of the following conditions:

Adults

  • Diabetes
  • Nutrition support
    - Body mass index (BMI) < 18.5 kg/m2
    - BMI < 20 kg/m2 + 5 % unintentional weight loss over 3-6 months
    - Unintentional weight loss > 10% over 3-6 months
  • Home enteral tube feeding
  • Hyperlipidaemia

Children

  • Diabetes
  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease e.g. Crohn’s
  • Faltering growth
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Food allergy or intolerance
  • Home enteral tube feeding

How can people access the service?

Referrals from medics or health professionals are accepted by post, fax or e-mail.


Where is the service offered?

We deliver clinics in a range of locations across Ashton, Leigh and Wigan and can offer home visits or visits to care homes if required.


Our Service Promise

Dietetics Service Promise


Contact details

Dietitians Office
Wigan Health Centre
Frog Lane
Wigan
WN6 7LB

Telephone: 01942 48 2090
Fax: 01942 48 2272
E-mail: ALWCH.diet-bwch@nhs.net


Related websites

The British Dietetic Association (BDA)
BAPEN


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