Overview

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Service description

Our dietitians advise on both general healthy eating for people of different ages, and also nutrition in specific situations such as malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies, overweight, diabetes, cancer, Coeliac disease, heart disease, and allergies or food intolerances.

Dietitians work in close liaison with other health professionals including doctors, nurses, pharmacists and speech and language therapists. We also work with education, social services and other agencies.

Referral criteria

If you need to see a dietitian, your GP can arrange a referral to our services.

We also accept self referrals from people wishing to join one of our weight management groups. Self referrals (for these groups only) can be made by phone on 0116 222 7154.

For further information see the Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service website. The website also has an ‘Ask a Dietitian’ facility which may assist with your query.

Clinics and Groups are held in several locations throughout Leicester City and Leicestershire – you will be advised of where your appointment will be held at the time of booking.

Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access

Please ask your referrer to inform us of any special communication requirements when they make the referral.

Further information will also be available in the information leaflet enclosed with your initial appointment letter.

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