Veronica Maher, BSc, MSc, PG Dip, RD is a registered dietitian with the Health and Care Professionals Council and a member of the British Dietetic Association. Veronica has completed an extensive amount of formal training in food science, nutrition and dietetics and as a registered dietitian is the most qualified healthcare professional to provide nutrition related care and advice. She is passionate about using the most up-to-date nutrition research and empowering her patients and clients to make changes to their health and lifestyle for good. She currently works as a lower gastrointestinal surgery/nutrition team (intestinal failure) dietitian at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. She started her career in Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in gastroenterology and neorology, followed by specialist posts in oncology at Imperial College Hospitals NHS Trust and University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She has also worked at a private central London hospital working in areas including weight management, bariatrics, diabetes, oncology and gastroenterology.
In terms of specific specialist dietetic clinical skills, Veronica is an experienced adult dietitian in gastro-surgical (both upper and lower gastrointestinal surgery), gastro-medical (Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), coeliac disease, chronic pancreatitis) and oncology (head & neck, oesophagogastric, hepatopancreatobiliary and colorectal). She has successfully completed the advanced dietary management of IBS and the Low FODMAP Diet course at King’s College London and is experienced at recommending the implementation of this diet in practice. Her current clinical role involves the management of patients with short bowel syndrome, malabsorption, intestinal failure requiring inpatient and home parenteral nutrition, complex enteral feeding and high stoma outputs. Her experience also extends to general areas of dietetics such as type 2 diabetes mellitus, weight management, PCOS and blood lipid management.