Nutrition and Dietetics

 

Nutrition and Dietetics

What do Dietitians do?

Dietitians translate up to date, evidence based public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance to enable patients to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

They treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, specially tailored to each individual. Dietitians receive referrals from GPs, Consultants and other recognised health professionals such as Specialist Nurses, Speech Therapists and District Nurses 

Where do we work?

Our services are offered in a range of settings across Morecambe Bay, in our acute hospitals, outreach clinics, health centres, patients’ homes and social care settings.  We work across several boundaries of care and work in partnership with others. 

Finding and accessing the services of a Dietitian can be achieved in several ways. You may request a referal, or your GP or a hospital Consultant may make a referral to a Dietitian to address a specific medical/health need or condition.

North Lancs and South Lakes also offer a limited domiciliary service for housebound patients. We also offer Group sessions for individuals with COPD and Heart Failure and for weight management.

Who might benefit from seeing a Dietitian?

Here are just a few examples where Dietitians, working on a one-to-one basis, in groups or part of a wider health team, can help improve your health and lifestyle if:

How can you contact us?

Furness General Hospital (FGH) Dietetics - 01229 403968 
Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) Dietetics - 01524 583803
Queen Victoria Community Centre (QVC) Dietetics - 01524 519551

 Reviewed Sept 2016

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.

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