Nutrition & Dietetics


Welcome to Dietetics

Image: Healthy  Food Service at UHMBT



What does a Dietitian do?

As Dietitians we have studied the science of food and nutrition and are the best people to advise you on how to eat to stay healthy.  If you have diabetes or heart disease, we can explain how to choose foods which can help you to control your condition.  We can give you individual advice if you need to lose weight, or, if you have lost weight because you have been ill or are having difficulty eating, we can help you to get the nutrition you need to get well again.

Some of us have trained in specialist areas, e.g. babies and children, food allergies or complex diseases needing special diets.  We also teach, run group sessions and promote healthy eating.

Where do we work?

We work in your local hospital, clinics and health centre, and sometimes at your home.  If there are other Doctors, Nurses and professional people looking after your health, we work with them to try and give you the best possible treatment and care.

If you would like to know more about what Dietitians do, including the differences between Dietitians and Nutritionists, please take a look at this helpful guide.

How to contact us

Image: Members of Morecambe Bay NutritionOur website is a new way of giving you advice about diet and nutrition.  It is still in its early stages but we hope to develop this to provide a range of useful information.  If you have any ideas on what you would like to see, we would be happy to hear from you.   You can either call us on the numbers below, or complete the form.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary            01524 583803
Westmorland General Hospital     01539 716539
Furness General Hospital            01229 491330
Slyne Road, Lancaster                01524 519551

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No smoking

UHMBT is a no smoking Trust.

Smoking is not permitted on any of the hospital sites.

Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do for your health.
You can contact your local NHS stop smoking services on:

01524 845145 for NHS North Lancashire.

0300 013 3000 for a Cumbrian pharmacy who offers local support.