Nutrition & Dietetics

Food is essential for life and is even more important when patients are in hospital. Good nutrition supports a faster recovery and response to treatment.

Dietitians are the only health care professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems by using the most up to date evidence and are regulated by law.

Our dietetic service provides outpatient and inpatient services ranging from paediatrics, elderly care to optimising wound healing. We also support patients who are unable to eat enough to meet their nutritional requirements. We support this through guiding patient food choices and optimising nutritional intake. This may require nutritional supplementation or artificial feeding.

We work closely with the Trust catering team to ensure that the meals provided are nutritious and meet the nutritional, cultural and religious needs of all patients.

Contact details

If you have a question about nutrition while in hospital, or want to find out more about our service, please call us on 0121 371 3485

Nutrition Resources

Useful links:

www.diabetes.org.uk  
www.macmillan.org.uk 
www.cancerresearchuk.org 
www.nhs.uk/Change4Life 
www.bda.uk.com 
www.nhs.uk 
www.bda.uk.com/foodfacts  
www.alzheimers.org.uk  

Nutrition information from NHS Choices:

NHS weight loss plan
Develop healthier eating habits and get more active with our 12-week diet and exercise plan.

Food and diet
A healthy, nutritious diet can help you look and feel your best, and is easier than you might think.

Lose weight
Weight loss resources to help you lose weight healthily, including the NHS 12-week diet and exercise plan.

Superfoods
We examine the evidence behind the health claims of the most popular so-called superfoods.

Healthy recipes
Healthy recipe ideas for meals low in fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt but high in taste.

5 A DAY
Whether you're cooking for a family or eating on the run, our tips and recipes can help you get your 5 A DAY.

Food safety
How to prepare and cook food at home correctly to reduce the risk of food poisoning.

Vegetarian and vegan diets
Advice on healthy vegetarian and vegan diets to ensure you have a balanced and varied diet, including essential nutrients.

Digestive health
Find out how to beat common digestive problems like bloating and indigestion with lifestyle changes.

Eating disorders
Find out about eating disorders and the support available for people who have problems with food.