The dietetics department provides dietetic support to people in hospital and in the community. The acute team is based at Russells Hall Hospital and the community team is based at Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre.
Our dieticians provide nutritional support and dietary information to a variety of people. We are registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), are members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and are qualified to give specialised advice on diet and nutrition.
We work in a variety of specialist areas including paediatrics, renal, oncology, diabetes, bariatric surgery and artificial enteral nutrition (tube feeding).
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We are skilled at translating scientific and medical research related to food and health into practical guidance for the general public.
We also teach health professionals about diet and nutrition.
Our work takes us around hospitals and into the community, with individuals and communities with both healthy and sick people. We also work with people who:
- have digestive problems
- want to lose weight
- need to put on weight after an illness
- have HIV
- have an eating disorder
- want to improve their sports performance
- have an allergy
Dieticians are an integral part of multidisciplinary teams in both community and hospital settings, including doctors, specialist nurses, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists. As well as working with other health professionals, we also supervise the work of dietetic assistants. Dieticians and nutritionists have different roles and training and are regulated by different professional bodies.