Wandsworth Community Dietetics Service
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For any acute adult nutrition and dietetic enquires click here.
For any acute paediatric nutrition and dietetic enquires click here.
Main contact details
St John’s Therapy Centre 020 8812 4155
Queen Mary’s Hospital 020 8487 6629
St John’s Therapy Centre
162 St John’s Hill
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Community Nutrition & dietetics
- Provides nutritional management for Wandsworth residents of all ages referred with a variety of clinical conditions; to improve outcomes, promote health and prevent further complications.
- Prevent or reduce the incidence of nutrition related ill health in Wandsworth, aiming to reduce/avoid hospital admissions.
- Provide a specialist resource/training for other community health professionals in the area of clinical nutrition and health.
- The community dietetics service consists of 16 staff, covering both adults and children who have a Wandsworth GP.
- The service is split across two sites: one team is based at St John’s Therapy Centre and the other team is based at Queen Mary’s Hospital.
Eligibility for service
- Any child or adult with a Wandworth GP can be referred to the Community Dietetics Service who meets the referral criteria (see referral forms).
|REASON FOR REFERRAL||CRITERIA|
(Type 2 diabetes diagnosed should be offered to referral to DESMOND via book and learn 020 3474 5500 / https://diabetesbooking.co.uk
|WEIGHT MANAGEMENT||• BMI ≥ 25 or self refer to Commercial Voucher scheme on 020 8812 6700 (Slimming World or Weight Watchers)|
|CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE||•Primary or secondary prevention – include recent lipid profile /BP|
|NUTRITION SUPPORT||• Malnutrition/Underweight – identified as high risk by a MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening tool) score of ≥ 2 (excluding anorexia or bulimia). For Must scores <2 please refer to www.malnutritionpathway.co.uk|
• Swallowing / feeding difficulties after Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)assessment – SLT report to be attached
• Enteral Feeding eg PEG
• Review of prescribed Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS)
• Pressure sores
|GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS / FOOD|
|• Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) eg, Crohns Disease, Ulcerative Colitis|
• Coeliac Disease (diagnosed by biopsy) – results to be attached and any recent blood tests
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome -blood results to be attached confirming negative Coeliac screen and inflammatory bowel disease
• Food intolerance
|• Anaemia – blood results to be attached|
• Other nutrient deficiencies eg Vitamin D, calcium – blood results to be attached
|We do not accept referrals for people with eating disorders.|
Refer to Specialist Eating Disorders Service, Psychological Therapies or Community Mental Health Team.
Treatments and services offered
- Community Dietetics clinics in 3 sites across Wandsworth : St John’s Therapy Centre, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Tooting Health Centre ( adults and children)
- Domiciliary service for housebound adults /children with complex special needs
- QMH inpatients (Mary Seacole and Gwynn Holford)
- Day hospitals at St John’s Therapy Centre and Queen Mary’s Hospital
- Wandsworth Care homes and Ronald Gibson House In Reach beds
- Home Enteral Tube Fed (HETF) patients for adults and children
- Beta Cell Specialist Diabetes outpatients clinics at Queen Mary’s Hospital
- Diabetes education groups for type 1 and type 2 patients
- Group education sessions: 6 week Weight Management course, Low FODMAP, Bone Health/Falls, COPD, Cardiac Rehab, Stroke, Fatigue
- MDT feeding service for children with behavioural feeding problems
- Special schools (Linden Lodge, Paddock, Greenmead)
- Prescribing advice/audit of Oral Nutrition Supplements in primary care
- Training, support and advice to other HCPs.
Please note that both our community and hospital dietetic services do not accept referrals for eating disorders. Referrals for eating disorders should be addressed to Springfield Hospital if you require a Dietitian for this purpose.
Eating Disorders Service:
South West London & St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Ground Floor, Building 1, Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ
Information for GP’s and AHP’s: https://www.swlstg.nhs.uk/health-professionals
Community Dietetics Service operates a 9-5pm Monday-Friday service with some early morning/evening clinics /group sessions.
There is no community dietetic weekend service available for adults or paediatrics.