COVID-19 service update:
Urgent patient care is currently being prioritised by the service. Support may be face to face or at home but where possible remote advice will be given.
Service users who are not receiving urgent care have been advised that the service is currently on hold and will be notified when the full service resumes.
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 COVID-19 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 whilst recovering from COVID-19, such as taste changes, poor appetite, a dry mouth and unintentional weight loss. In addition the team can provide guidance around food access, nutritional supplements and pressure ulcers.
No referral is needed for the COVID-19 Malnutrition Helpline
Tel: 0113 8430905
9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday to Friday
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.
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Tel: 0113 843 0890
Parkside Community Health Centre
311 Dewsbury Road
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.
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