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Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess and treat dietary and nutritional problems. Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical guidance to enable individuals to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Who's it for?

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

  • Difficulties with eating and drinking that might result in under nutrition 

  • Gut and bowel conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome

  • Low FODMAP diet 

  • Diabetes and heart disease

  • Dietary assessment and advice regarding nutritional deficiencies

On referral, the service will offer a consultation at a local clinic or if necessary a home visit (including care homes). The dietitian works with the individual to identify changes that are needed to help them be as healthy as possible, and to support the individual and their family/carers by providing practical and accurate advice and information.

The service also runs education groups for clients with 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.

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. 

No referral is needed for the Malnutrition Helpline

Tel: 0113 8430905
9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday

Email: lch.malnutrition@nhs.net

Referrals 

Please be aware that we are a referral-only service via a GP or other healthcare professionals, e.g. community matron or district nurse.

Referral information can be found on Leeds Health Pathways website.

Our Awards

Winner of Best Healthcare Software – Patient Centred at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018

Winner of Patients' Choice Award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018

Highly Commended for Clinicians’ Choice Award at the Building Better Healthcare Awards 2018

Highly Commended for Non-Clinical Innovation at the Excellence in Supply Awards 2018

Winner of Improving Services Award from Leeds Community Healthcare 2016

Winner for Primary Care Innovation at the 2013 Health Service Journal Awards

Tel: 0113 843 0890

Administrative Office
Parkside Community Health Centre
311 Dewsbury Road
LS11 5LQ

Mon to Fri 9.00am to 4.30pm

We are not an out of hours service, so please leave a message or contact your GP.

Service downloads

Malnutrition Helpline - Information for Patients 

Malnutrition Helpline - Information for Professionals 

Dietetics Recruitment Flyer

Useful links 

British Dietetic Association 

'British Dietetic Association Food Facts’

The LEEDS Programme - for anyone who has been recently diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes and is registered with a Leeds GP. Read more about it here (please include link to the LEEDS Programme’s page on the website)

For people who wish to access advice regarding; managing their weight, stopping smoking, moving more, eating well and improving their cooking – please visit the OneYou Leeds website

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