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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Dietetics

***Due to current situation with COVID-19 appointments are mainly being conducted via telephone. Unless otherwise stated this will be at approximately the same time stated in the letter for your clinic appointment. Some services are providing video consultations (NHS Near Me), click here for information on how this works***

  

Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Dietetics service information pages.

Our Dietetics team is made up of dietitians, support workers and administrative staff. Our dietitians assess and treat nutritional and dietary issues in a variety of health care settings across the health board area. The paediatric service provides a national service for inherited metabolic diseases and shared care to other areas. 

 

Who are we?

Dietitians are Allied Health Professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who specialise in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of dietary issues for individual people and the wider population. The term “dietitian” is legally protected; only people that are suitably trained and registered with the HCPC can use this title.

 

What do we do?

A Dietitian will assess your dietary intake and will work with you to develop and agree a treatment plan to help meet your goals in relation to your health concerns. Examples of the benefits from seeing a Dietitian are:

  • To reach or maintain a healthy weight
  • To resolve symptoms caused by food allergies and / or intolerances
  • To live healthily with a long-term condition, e.g. diabetes, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, renal disease and weight management advice from the specialist weight management service.

Dietitians are experts in nutritional issues and can provide you with reliable advice to improve your health and/or manage your condition.

 

How do you access our service?

You can ask your General Practitioner (GP) to send an electronic referral to your local dietetic service.

If you are under the care of a hospital consultant they, or a specialist nurse attached to the multi-disciplinary service, can make a referral as well.