Toggle site contrast Toggle Contract

Community dietetians

We see patients staying in hospital, attending outpatients and in the community, including their own homes.

We support patients who need tube- feeding or find eating difficult and those needing to achieve or maintain a healthy weight.

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please call the department telephone number or directly email the team on your appointment letter to change or cancel your appointment.

Contact

Community dietitians are based at Amersham Hospital Trust Offices

tel: 01494 734825

email bht.communitydietitians@nhs.net

 

 

Patient information

If you have been referred to see a community dietitian, you may find useful information below:

Check your appointment letter for details of where you will see the community dietitian.

Our community dietitians work in the following healthcare locations:

If necessary, you may request your appointment to be online or a home visit.

If you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment please contact us as soon as possible. We will need to know your name, NHS number and the details of the booked appointment you wish to reschedule from your letter.

Please call us on: 01494 734825

 

Weigh Forward Bucksinformation for patients

Websites and apps to help with healthy eating and support weight loss:

Patient webinars Overview of Weight Management | patientwebinars.co.uk Recommended webinars on the dieting cycle, regular eating, triggers to eating, diet myths and balanced eating.

Change4life  – Ideas, recipes and games for families to help them lose weight and be healthy. Also Change4life Food Scanner App to scan foods and see how many cubes of sugar or fat it contains.

NHS website The NHS website – NHS (www.nhs.uk) Lose weight- 12 week diet and exercise plan and weight management information. Also NHS Weight Loss plan App that includes a 12 week plan.

OneYou nhs.uk/oneyou – information on diet, drinking, sleep, stress and more.

NHS Food scanner app NHS Food Scanner app – Healthier Families – NHS (www.nhs.uk) -allows you to scan the barcodes of food and drink to identify sugar and fat content and suggests healthier alternatives.

Other on-line NHS endorsed weight management programmes Lose weight – Better Health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Food and activity Trackers:

  • Nutracheck App nutracheck.co.uk Allows you to record food intake and track exercise and can be used to follow a well balanced, lower carb, 5:2, higher protein, lower fat or lower sugar diet.
  • Mynetdiary mynetdiary.com Log meals, exercise and weight. Bar code scanner.
  • Drinkaware App drinkaware.co.uk Track and calculate units of alcohol drunk and calorie from alcohol.

Healthy Recipes ideas:

Physical Activity and Exercise:

Reading material:

Help with emotional or non-hungry eating:

  • The diet trap: Feed your psychological needs and end the weight loss struggle using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Jason Lillis
  • Overcoming weight problems by Jeremy Gauntlett-Gilbert & Clare Grace
  • The Weight Escape: How to stop dieting and start living by Ann Bailey and Russ Harris
  • 50 ways to soothe yourself without food by Susan Albers

Tuning into appetite and mindful eating:

  • How to Retrain your Appetite by Dr Helen McCarthy

Structured weight loss programmes:

Health Trainers:

  • Live Well Stay Well Coach livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk  – access support for lifestyle change through speaking with a coach or accessing online digital tools.

Dietitian Appointments:

  • Individual appointments with a Registered Dietitian– ask your GP for a referral.

Products:

BDA Food Facts- IBS

NHS Patient Webinar

Please contact your GP for referral if your symptoms are not improving.

The Patient Association Nutrition Checklist

First food videos that demonstrate how to add extra calories and protein to your meals without adding any extra volume.

If you have any concerns about your feeding tube please contact us.

If your feeding tube should fall out, please follow the guidance below:

If your feeding tube is a:

  1. PEG tube, for example, Freka 15 french:
    Attend A&E urgently.
  2. Balloon gastrostomies/low profile devices, for example, mic-key buttons and Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomies (RIG):
    Contact your Abbott Nurse or District Nurse or GP (ie your local healthcare professional) for further advice.
    If you are unable to make contact with the health care professional, then please attend the A&E Department at your local hospital. Take your spare tube with you.
  3. Jejunostomies:
    Attend A&E urgently

Information for healthcare professionals

Referrals to see a community dietitian must be submitted by a registered health care professional. GPs, primary care, community health and social care professionals can refer.

Self-referrals are not accepted.

Please complete the relevant referral form and email it to bht.communitydietitians@nhs.net

Further supporting information for care homes is available from Buckinghamshire Council on Teamnet Clarity