Nutrition and dietetics

Our nutrition and dietetics department is made up of registered dietitians, nutritionists, and a support team.

Individualised, evidence based dietary advice to prevent or treat medical conditions is offered to patients one by one or in groups at the University Hospital North Tees, University Hospital Hartlepool, GP clinics, community hospitals and health centres seeing people individually or in groups.

We have specialists who treat children, people with long term conditions (weight management, diabetes, and cardiology) and acute care / nutrition support (intensive care, gastroenterology, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), stroke and home enteral feeding – feeding through a tube into the stomach).

All of our dietitians are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Conditions we manage:

  • diabetes
  • cardiovascular disease
  • gastrointestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease
  • nutritional support for unintentional weight loss in a variety of conditions
  • advice for long term illnesses eg MS, MND, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
  • secondary stroke prevention
  • nutritional deficiencies eg anaemia, vitamin D
  • childhood allergies, feeding difficulties and faltering growth
  • weight management

Good discussion with the dietitian helped me understand things – sympathetic listener, explained my treatment clearly.

How to make a referral

Inpatients

Referrals are taken by phone or by completion of a referral form at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Outpatients

Referrals on an adult or paediatric referral form can be posted, faxed or emailled. Referrals can also be made by letter. In all cases we need the patient’s relevant medical history, blood results, medications, social information and special requirements.

Contact

You can contact the team from Monday to Friday

Nutrition and Dietetics
University Hospital of North Tees
Hardwick Road
Stockton
TS198PE
Tel 01642 624768
Fax 01642 383172
Email nth-tr.dieteticsdept-unit@nhs.net

Useful links

The British Dietetics Association food fact sheets

Diabetes UK

NHS Choices healthy eating

Coeliac UK

Crohns and colitis UK

British Heart Foundation