About our service

We provide services to the following areas:

Inpatients

  • Inpatient dietetic care for appropriately referred adults and paediatric patients at North Devon District Hospital and South Molton Hospital.
  • Telephone advice to other community hospitals.
  • Ensuring that the hospital meals meet nutritional standards
  • Eastern Community Hospitals are covered by Dietetic dept at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Outpatients

Adults

At NDDH

    • General Adult clinics
    • Gastroenterology clinic (eg coeliac disease, Irritable bowel syndrome – IBS, Inflammatory bowel disease – IBD (Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis))
    • Joint adult Diabetes Dietitian and Diabetes Nurse clinic
    • Antenatal Diabetes clinic
    • Specialist weight management clinic as part of North Devon Weight Management service
    • Eating disorders clinic
    • Head and Neck Cancer multi-disciplinary support team clinic
    • Telephone clinic (for patients unable to travel to the clinic)

At Bideford and Holsworthy

    • Adult Diabetes multidisciplinary team clinic

Paediatrics

At NDDH

  • General Paediatric clinics
  • Diabetes multidisciplinary team clinics
  • Cystic Fibrosis clinic
  • Eating disorders clinic

At Bideford, South Molton, Ilfracombe, Budehaven, Holsworthy

  • Outreach paediatric diabetes multidisciplinary team clinics

Home Visits

  • Adults and children receiving enteral tube feeds at home.

Education Sessions

  • Patient groups
    • Head and Neck cancer patient recovery group
    • stroke rehabilitation (VISTA)
    • cardiac rehabilitation
    • rheumatoid arthritis
    • pulmonary rehabilitation
    • type 1 and type 2 diabetes
    • Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides, Di-saccharides, Mono-saccharides And Polyols) diet for Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Other groups when requested, eg upper gastrointestinal cancer support group, colorectal cancer support group.
  • Staff training (hospital and community)
    • Contribute to staff Health and Wellbeing events
    • Nurse Preceptorship nutrition training
    • Junior doctors nutrition training
    • Nutrition in Critical illness, part of University of Plymouth Masters module.
    • Nutrition section of Essential skills for support workers course
    • Nutrition section of Registered Nurse training on Diabetes
    • Nutrition section of Health Care assistant training on Diabetes
    • Ward staff training as required on different subjects eg. Nutrition screening, food allergen awareness.
    • Other events – eg. Careers fairs
  • Individualised staff and patient training in association with feeding company nurse for patients going home on enteral feeding.

Student Training

  • Clinical placements for first, second and third year Student Dietitians from University of Plymouth.

Last updated: November 2, 2017