The dietetic service can offer one to one patient consultation,
group education sessions and where appropriate domiciliary visits
for patients with nutrition related problems.
The dietitian will provide evidence based, up-to-date and consistent dietary counselling and information. Each one to one session will offer patients an individual nutrition assessment, tailored advice to meet an individual's nutritional need and social circumstances, an individual care plan, intervention and review of the patient and communication with referrer and care team.
Where appropriate, dietitians may provide nutrition education to
various patient groups as part of a multi-disciplinary team
approach to the patient's treatment.
In addition the dietitians also provide; nutrition training and updating for other Health Care Professionals, advice and consultancy and nutrition and health promotion.
Contact details for Horizon Health, Ivel Valley, and West Mid- Bedfordshire:
Dept Nutrition and Dietetics
Fax 01234 795855
Telephone : 01234 792171
North Bedfordshire Food First Team - a team of dietitans commissioned by NHS Bedfordshire to identify and review patients being prescribed oral nutritional support or paediatric formula in primary care (Horizon and Ivel Valley), plus train in the detection and management of malnutrition (elderly care homes, community staff) and correct use of specialist infant formula (health visitors).
Currently, our service to community clinics is under review. Please continue with your present referral system until further notice. For those marked * appointments are made at the surgery, not through the Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Bedford
Patients registered with a GP in Horizon Health, Ivel Valley, and West Mid- Bedfordshire with:
Motor Neurone Disease
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (pathway under development)
Coeliac disease follow up form (pathway under development) [LINK]
Inflammatory Bowel Disease e.g. Crohn's Disease
Patients who require support with weight loss with a BMI of < 30 with no co morbidities - refer to Weight Watchers or treat in Primary care
Patients who require support with weight loss with a BMI of < 28 with co morbidities e.g. Impaired glucose tolerance
Patients with food allergies to uncommon foods e.g. shellfish, or self diagnosed intolerances for non specific issues e.g. premenstrual tension.
Sports nutrition advice
Try BDA website as first line and then only of ongoing issues, referral would be accepted
your way to a Healthy Heart
Heart Disease and Omega 3 Fats
Fat Content of Cheese
Dietary Recommendations for patients with Heart Disease
Alcohol Fact sheet
Healthy eating getting the balance right
Salt Fact Sheet
Fats Fact Sheet
Losing Weight Getting Started - Information Sheet
Positive Approach to Weight Management - Information Sheet
Poor appetite? Losing weight?
3 steps to gain weight
100 Calorie Boosters
Snack Suggestions and Easy High Calorie Recipes
Getting the balance Right
Increasing Calorie Intake
Overcoming Barriers to Eat
Finding it hard to face food?
Vitamin D and Your Health - PIL
Last updated: 22/07/2015
Update due: 22/07/2016