Dietetics

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Dietetics Information

We are providing 1:1 consultations via telephone or video calls for children and adults referred to us for community visits or out-patient appointments. This is also open to patients referred for group sessions such as DESMOND as an interim measure pending the groups session being reinstated.

Please send referrals to swg-tr.dietitians@nhs.net. See the links below for our referral criteria and forms.

Patient literature including COVID 19 specific information can be found via the ‘patient information and related links’ below.

For care homes the Warwickshire Nutrtion and Hydration Standards and Guidelines and a COVID 19 resource pack are available below under ‘Nutrition & Hydration Standards’.

If you and your family, or the people you work with are having problems affording to eat at this time or can’t get out to shop, Warwickshire County Council have produced information on what is available to help. To see this information, please click here.

What we do

Dietitians are qualified healthcare professionals who use nutrition science to help people make informed decisions about the food they eat and their lifestyle, both for promoting good health and improving symptoms of disease.

The Dietetic Service provides inpatient services to adults with a wide variety of nutritional needs at George Eliot Hospital, Warwick Hospital and Leamington Spa Hospital. We deliver evidence-based dietary advice to patients and their carers for many conditions, including the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition
  • Food Allergy
  • Gastrointestinal and liver disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Tube feeding

  • As well as providing a service to inpatients, we also run numerous hospital-based outpatient clinics. Some of these clinics are run independently and some are run jointly as with multidisciplinary teams including diabetes and gastroenterology.

    Our aim is to ensure that all our patients have a nutritionally healthy diet, that meets their individual needs and helps prevent disease.

    As well as providing individualised patient advice, we also deliver group education sessions, training for professionals and have involvement in a number of health promotion projects.

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