Nutrition and Dietetics Service

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We provide high quality dietetic services as part of comprehensive health care to the residents of Trafford.

Conditions:

  • Diabetes – X-pert diabetes group is available
  • Dietary assessment
  • Digestive disorders
  • Enteral feeding
  • Food intolerances / allergies
  • Malnutrition / underweight
  • Pallative care
  • Stroke / neuro disabilites
  • Weight Management – Trafford Lifestyle programme is available


Malnutrition

1 in 10 older people are malnourished and this can have a big effect on health, mobility and wellbeing. Losing weight is not a normal part of ageing and with simple advice and support, weight loss and dehydration can often be prevented.

Leaflets are available here to raise awareness about the signs of malnutrition and dehydration and give advice and tips on how to start to treat these problems –

Help to identify and prevent malnutrition and dehydration:

Help for people losing weight and at risk of malnutrition:

You can also check whether you are at risk of malnutrition using this self-screening tool: www.malnutritionselfscreening.org

If you have tried to increase how much you eat and drink but still think you are losing weight, contact your GP or another health professional you are seeing. They will be able to give you advice and screen you for malnutrition. It may be that they will refer you to the dietitian for specialist support with eating and drinking.

Locations:

Clinics at Chapel Road Health centre, Delamere Health centre (adults only), Partington Health centre, Seymour Grove, Timperley Health centre and Woodsend Clinic.

Home treatment is available when clinically indicated

To see a dietitian:

You will need to be referred by your GP or another health professional.

GPs and health professionals will need to complete and return this referral form.

Useful links:

British Dietetic Association – Food fact sheets (for dietary information)

British Dietetic Association – What is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist

NHS website

Trafford Community Nutrition and Dietetics Facebook page