Our nutrition and dietetic teams assess dietary intake and provide nutrition advice to help people understand the impact of diet on their health and well-being, and help patients with a wide range of conditions including malnutrition, allergies and food intolerances, gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and coeliac disease; diabetes, nutrition during cancer treatment; weight management and nutritional deficiencies.
Our team includes Dietitians, Dietetic Support Workers, Nutrition Nurse Specialist and Mouth Care Nurse. We run outpatient clinics at Darent Valley Hospital; visit community hospitals, GP surgeries nursing and residential care homes.
We also work closely with catering teams in our hospital and in community settings, to ensure that the food provided to patients meets their nutritional and dietary requirements, and make provisions for patients who require a special diet.
There are some useful patient webinars which provide reliable nutrition information and these can be accessed via the following link: patientwebinars.co.uk