Service Information

There is a dietetic out-patient clinic at Ashfields Primary Care Centre which runs on a weekly basis.

What is a Dietitian?

Dietitians are highly specialised practitioners who translate scientific information about food and nutrition into practical dietary advice to promote health and treat disease.  They are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are qualified to treat a range of medical conditions with diet therapy, developed to meet individual needs.  They provide patient specific advice which is practical, safe and based on current scientific evidence.

How can I be referred to a Dietitian?

Patients can access the service via their GP, practice nurse or hospital consultant.  The clinician will refer you to the service providing the dietitian with medical information.

What to expect at your first appointment

The initial appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.  The dietitian will take a thorough diet history and ask health-related questions, including your current medication.  If the dietitian thinks that you would benefit from a follow-up appointment, you will be provided with a date prior to leaving the clinic.  A subsequent appointment will last approximately 15 minutes.

What if I am unable to attend my appointment?

If you are not able to attend your appointment, please contact the reception desk as soon as possible so they can reschedule.