Isobel Connolly, Dietician in paediatric gastroenterology, has won a prestigious dietitian recognition award from Dr Falk-Pharma and Guts UK charity.

She has been awarded this for her workplace initiative: the establishment of a dietetic-led clinic for the management of paediatric patients with coeliac disease (CD), and evaluation of the service pre and post change to the clinic structure.

Isobel said: “The two aims of my project were to provide CD paediatric patients (and their parents) with the opportunity to provide service feedback and it to improve the service. The second aim was to establish a streamlined service for paediatric patients by changing the management of their condition to a minimum of one clinic appointment per year with a gastroenterology dietitian, with the opportunity to refer them to a paediatric gastroenterologist if required.

“I am delighted to win the dietitian award and prize. It is an acknowledgement of the long hours of work that I have put into this project. Being involved in this process has helped me to commit to a continued role in service improvement and research that contributes towards my MSc in Paediatric Dietetics – alongside my clinical work.”

Well done Isobel!