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Dietetic Service

In response to coronavirus, this service has made some changes – for updated service information click here.


Who we are

The Mersey Care Liverpool and South Sefton Nutrition and Dietetic Departments include Community Dietitians, Home enteral feeding dietitians, Dietetic Assistants, Dietetic Assistant Practitioners and Specialist Diabetes Dietitians.


What we do

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and governed by an ethical code, to ensure that they always work to the highest standard.

Video: https://www.bda.uk.com/about-dietetics/what-do-dietitians-do.html

A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional who:

  • Helps to promote nutritional well-being, by aiming to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat nutrition related problems.
  • Provides practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and dietary choices.

The aim of the Community Dietetic Team is to provide a comprehensive dietetic service that meets the health care needs of the local community. This involves developing and promoting effective clinical services to provide treatment to a range of medical conditions which can benefit from intervention.

We can provide individualised advice on a number of nutritional health related concerns, including nutrition support, weight management, diabetes and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).


How to access the service

We accept referrals from GPs, consultants and other healthcare professionals. The referral will be triaged and an appointment offered at one of a wide range of venues or at home if required due to being housebound.


How to find us

The Liverpool team are split into North, Central and South Liverpool and are based at:

Riverside centre for health, Park street, Liverpool, L8 6QP

Tel: 0151 295 3868

 

The South Sefton Team is based at:

Netherton Health Centre, Magdalen Square, Bootle, L30 5SP

Tel: 0151 247 6128

 

The Liverpool Diabetes Partnership:

Riverside Centre for Health, Park street, Liverpool, L8 6QP

Tel: 0151 529 2130


Referral information for health professionals

If you are a GP or Health Care professional and you'd like to refer a patient into our service, please download the referral form:


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