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:

  • Underweight
  • Diabetes
  • Eating problems, e.g. swallowing difficulties
  • Specialist enteral feeding (tube feeding directly into the digestive system) (Tel 0113 843 08 92)

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 cardiac and respiratory problems as these are shown to be effective in supporting people to improve their lifestyles.

Dietitians also work:

  • As part of the community diabetes service
  • As part of the community neurology and stroke services

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

Referrals

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 (found on Leeds Health Pathways).

Not eating well? - Give us a bell!

The Dietetics Department and Leeds City Council are pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at preventing and treating malnutrition in older people.

The Malnutrition Helpline puts the public and health and social care professionals in touch with a team of dietitians who can provide advice on a range of issues relating to difficulties with eating and drinking including food access, nutritional supplements, dehydration, screening for malnutrition and pressure ulcers.

The helpline number is 0113 8430905 and is operated between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

There is also an email address people can use: lch.malnutrition@nhs.net

For further information, or to request any resources, please contact the helpline.

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Recruitment

Are you thinking of applying for a dietetic post at Leeds Community Healthcare?

All posts are advertised on NHS jobs, but meanwhile please see our flyer here (relates to Band 5 posts). 

Please phone if you are interested in any potential future vacancies for admin, dietetic assistants and registered clinical posts.

 

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.

 

Eating & Drinking with Care - Care Home Manager Training 2018

A model of best practice of caring for residents with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, working together with local Dietetic and SLT services.

The Leeds Community Healthcare Speech and Swallowing Team and Community Dietitians are offering training relevant to CQC Essential standards of quality and safety: Outcome 5 (Meeting nutritional needs).

The training is aimed at Managers and Deputy Managers and the member of staff who attends should be in a position to review and implement changes in practice across the care home.

If you have previously attended our training, you are welcome to attend again or send another senior member of staff.

 

Course details

Date:                           Monday 12th November 2018

Time:                           9.30am - 12.30pm OR 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Location:                     Technorth, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, LS7 3NB

(parking is limited on site but plenty of on road parking at the back of the building)

                                                                                            

How to book a place

You can request a place by replying to this email no later than 5th November 2018

Please state:

  • The session you would like to attend
  • The number of places you would like (maximum of 2 per care home)
  • The name and job description of the people attending
  • A contact telephone number and email address

 

Course outline

  1. Hands-on activities and resources to take away to up-skill your teams:
    • Lots of ideas to help residents with weight loss or swallowing difficulties
    • Information about nutritional supplements, thickening products and diet textures in line with the new International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI)
  2. Information about the Speech and Swallowing Team and Community Dietitians and how to refer
  3. Useful tools for identifying and monitoring risks related to aspiration and weight loss

 

Thank you and we look forward to meeting you.

 

If you have used this service in the past, and would like to provide us with feedback as part of the NHS “Friends 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.