The Dietetic Services at the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth are run by registered Dietitians. Our Dietitians are all registered with the Health Professions Council and are all members of the British Dietetic Association. The dietetic service covers both Outpatient and Inpatient Services.
Registered Dietitians translate the science of nutrition into everyday information about food. Advice given enables people to make informed choices about diet and lifestyle.
- Treat nutrition-related health problems using a range of therapeutic diets
- Help prevent nutrition-related health problems by improving individuals diets
- Use current scientific evidence as the basis for all advice given
- Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard
Our Dietitians are recognised and registered with the main private health insurers.
Dietary advice can be of value in the following conditions:
- Weight management – to treat overweight, obese and underweight patients
- Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Hypoglycaemia
- Oncology – during treatment and cancer prevention
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Eating disrders
- Other gastroenterology disorders – inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, chronic constipation, etc
- Food allergy and food intolerance
- Pre operative and post operative weight loss
- High cholesterol, high blood pressure
- Heart health
- Renal disease
- Liver disease
- Anaemia and other nutrition deficiencies
- General healthy eating advice
- Vegetarian and vegan diets
Our Dietitians offer an Inpatient Dietetic Service on referral from the patient’s Consultant.
In addition, all of the above conditions can be referred as Inpatients.