Our team of registered dietitians, nutritionists and support specialists provide evidence-based advice individually or in group sessions.
The service is available in clinical areas throughout Stockton, Hartlepool and parts of Easington.
Our specialists work with children and adults to treat a range of dietary and nutritional problems and support you in making appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
Conditions we manage
Our team can offer specialist advice on a range of conditions, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders (for example, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and coeliac disease)
- Nutritional support for unintentional weight loss
- Advice for long term conditions (for example, cancer, multiple sclerosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)
- Secondary stroke prevention
- Nutritional deficiencies (for example, anaemia and vitamin D deficiency)
- Food allergies
- Bariatric surgery
- Feeding difficulties in children
- Home enteral tube feeding
Dietitians and nutritionists – what’s the difference?
Our registered dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems.
Dietitians interpret the science of nutrition to improve health and treat diseases and conditions. They use the most up-to-date research on food, health and disease to give you practical, personalised advice.
They use the most-up-to-date research on food, health and disease to inform and guide people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
All of our dietitians are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council to make sure you receive the very best and most up-to-date treatment and advice.
Our nutritionists can provide information about food and diet to help you live a healthy lifestyle. They can also offer healthy eating advice for people with type 2 diabetes or obesity.
How to access the service
Both inpatients and outpatients will be referred to the nutrition and dietetics services by their GP.
If you think you need to use our service, please speak to your healthcare professional in the first instance.