Our Services A-Z

Adult Nutrition and Dietetic Service

Our Adult Nutrition and Dietetic Service is a city wide service supporting adults (16 years and older) with a wide range of nutrition and health problems including:

  • Diabetes
  • Underweight (award winning Leeds Eating and Drinking Team)
  • Eating problems, e.g. swallowing difficulties
  • Specialist enteral feeding (tube feeding directly into the digestive system)

Individualised nutritional care plans including, those for children and young people with Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are devised and agreed by discussion with the patient and / or their carers as appropriate.

On referral, the service will offer a consultation at a local clinic or if needed a home visit (including care homes). The dietitian works with the individual to identify the changes that are needed and support the person and any carers by providing practical and accurate information.

The service also provides education groups for people with diabetes and rehabilitation for cardiac and respiratory problems as these are shown to be effective in supporting people to improve their lifestyles.

Dietitians also work:

  • With older people supporting Integrated Neighbourhood Teams
  • As part of the community diabetes service
  • As part of the community neurology and stroke services
  • In the local hospices

The service is provided by registered Dietitians with trained support staff and a responsive administration team.

Help us get it right

If you have a complaint, concern, comment or compliment please let us know by speaking to a member of our staff. We learn from your feedback and use the information to improve and develop our services.

If you would like to talk to someone outside the service contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) on 0113 220 8585, Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm or email lch.pals@nhs.net.

Referral

GPs or other healthcare professionals, e.g. community matron or district nurse will discuss the benefits of support from the Nutrition and Dietetic Service and by agreement, refer patients by sending a completed referral form.  

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS β€œFriends and Family Test” (FFT) please select one of the links below:

To access and complete the FFT click here >

To access and complete the FFT Easy read version click here >

If you are a parent carer you can access and complete the FFT by click here >

The information you provide will be used to inform how better we can deliver the service.