Dietetics

Post Covid 19 – information pack

We are a team of experts in the field of nutrition and dietetics working to promote nutritional health and wellbeing. We translate scientific knowledge into practical advice and information to support the diverse population of City and Hackney.

The aim of our service is to promote good nutrition to help prevent disease, improve the quality of life and aid recovery. Dietitians are the only qualified professionals to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems. We use up-to-date evidence-based information to provide you with the best nutrition advice and support. We work with all age groups.

If you would like to see a dietitian please ask your health care professional, such as your doctor, to make a referral to the appropriate service.
You can be assured that your dietitian is an appropriately trained professional, registered and fit to practice as a dietitian by checking the Health Professional Council website.

Our services
We work in many locations, in a variety of manners, across the boroughs of the City and Hackney, and within the hospital, to provide nutrition knowledge and empower you with the skills you will need to make your positive lifestyle and diet choices. 

Bariatric dietitians

We are a team dietitians based at the Homerton Hospital. We see patients for bariatric surgery assessment and pre and post-bariatric surgery. 
To find out more about this service and how to be referred please see the bariatrics page

Diabetes dietitians

We are a team of dietitians based at the Hackney Diabetes Centre, at the Homerton University Hospital. If you are an adult with diabetes living in City and Hackney, your G.P can refer you to be seen at your G.P practice or at Hackney Diabetes Centre.
Referrals can be e-mailed to huh-tr.diabetesdietitians@nhs.net
To find out more out about the diabetes service, our specialist services and education programmes we provide, please visit the Diabetes page.

More Information
Why Trust a Dietitian?
The British Dietetic Association
The website gives an overview of the many roles and functions of dietitians.

Community adult dietitians

We are a team based at St Leonard's and see patients in the community, either in surgeries, nursing homes, in groups or in their homes. We see people 

  • requiring nutritional support to prevent malnutrition
  • prescribed  oral nutritional supplements
  • requiring enteral tube  feeding
  • with diagnosed nutritional deficiencies (e.g. vitamin and mineral)
  • diagnosed with Gastro problems such as IBS diverticulitis, Dyspepsia, Chronic constipation and diarrhoea who have had first-line advice
  • diagnosed with hyperlipidaemia and single food allergy
  • poor nutrition in pregnancy (obesity/ malnutrition)
  • requiring weight management advice, who do not meet  the inclusion eligibility criteria for the GLL Tier2 adult obesity service; Healthier Together
  • discharged from  the hospital  who need to be followed up in community

We also provide a service to patients at St Joseph's Hospice

How to refer
Please use this form Community Adult referral form
email huh-tr.dietetic.referrals@nhs.net  
tel 020 7683 4267

Adult inpatients dietitians

We are dietitians based in the therapy department at the Homerton University Hospital. We see patients referred for nutritional assessment and advice to prevent or manage nutrition-related symptoms and/or disease on the wards.

Our acute inpatient team provides expertise in a wide range of specialties: 

  • Stroke and Neuro rehab services 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Elderly Care 
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
  • Surgical 

The acute team also provides outpatient clinics for a select group of gastroenterology patients.

How to refer
For inpatients and outpatient  referrals, referrals are made via the medical teams and other health care professionals
For enquiries please email huh-tr.acutediet@nhs.net
Dietitian line 020 8510 7170
Therapies mainline 020 8510 7835/7871

Paediatric Dietetics

We are a team of children’s dietitians based at Homerton Hospital and Hackney Ark. We work in NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), Starlight children's unit and outpatient clinics, Hackney Ark and specific special needs schools in City and Hackney. We also provide dietetic input to the Homerton paediatric allergy service.

In Starlight outpatients we see infants and children for the following:

  • Faltering growth
  • Diagnosed nutritional deficiency
  • Single food allergy (multiple allergies/ severe food allergy are seen under the paediatric allergy service)
  • Diagnosed IBS
  • Diagnosed Coeliac and Crohn's disease

City and Hackney GP’s can refer via choose and book or send referrals to huh-tr.paediatric.dietitiansrefs@nhs.net
Please contact us for our referral form

In the community we see infants and young people for the following:

  • Faltering growth
  • Fussy eating causing faltering growth
  • Diagnosed nutritional deficiency
  • Single food allergy (multiple allergies/ severe food allergy are seen under the paediatric allergy service)
  • Enteral tube feeding
  • Constipation/ diarrhoea that has not resolved with first line medical intervention
  • Gastro oesophageal reflux that has not resolved with first line medical intervention
  • Overweight/ obesity BMI >91st Centile with physical disability/ complex needs

Please send referrals to huh-tr.paediatric.dietitiansrefs@nhs.net

Healthy Lifestyle Programmes

HENRY Healthy Families Programme 0-4 years provides the following:

  • Fussy eating (not faltering)
  • Overweight  -  BMI >91st centile; weight is on or above the 99.6thcentile; weight >2 centiles above height centile without other health concerns

If you wish to discuss referrals to the HENRY Programme with the Service Manager, please ring 07519 109 876.
These clients should be referred directly via http://bit.ly/HENRYReferral

Everyone Health Programme (5-19 years and SEND to 25 years)

  • Overweight - BMI ≥ 91st centile  without other health concerns

If you wish to discuss referrals to the Everyone Health Programme, please ring 0333 005 0095. 
These clients should be referred directly via http://bit.ly/EveryoneHealthReferral