Nutrition & Dietetics

We are a team of over 30 Registered HCPC Dietitians, Dietetic Support Workers and clerical staff primarily working across two sites: Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital. We see individuals and outpatients both individually and in group settings covering a range of areas. More information about our work can be found on the team pages.

What does a dietitian do?

As registered health care professionals, we use the most recent scientific evidence to help diagnose and treat nutrition related problems. Dietitians help people learn about nutrition and apply it to the treatment of their condition. They have training in physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, behaviour change, communication skills and social sciences. This knowledge is applied to provide individualised dietary advice.

How can I see a dietitian?

If you feel you need to see a dietitian, speak to your hospital medical team based within Lancashire Teaching Hospitals who will be able to help you with this by referring you into our service.

If you are not under the care of a hospital consultant, please discuss your concerns with your GP who will be able to refer you to the community dietetics service.