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Your nutrition and dietetics appointment

Our nutrition and dietetics service is based across healthcare locations in Buckinghamshire, including at Stoke Mandeville, Amersham and Wycombe hospitals, in GP clinics, and in patient homes and care homes.

You can contact us on 01296 831990 (Monday-Friday 8.30am – 4:30pm)

[This is also the number for GPs and community healthcare professional referrals]


Information about your appointment


Please call the relevant number – see above – if you wish to change an outpatient appointment (for either a paediatric or adult patient).

Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide advice if you’re not already under our care.

Your medical team can refer you to the relevant dietetic service. (Please see referral details listed with each service).


It would be helpful if you could bring a written record of what you eat and drink during the week before your appointment.

During your appointment, a dietitian may weigh you or take waist measurements. They’ll ask you questions so that they can give you the best advice and treatment plan.

They’ll want to know:

  • what you eat
  • how much you eat
  • when you have your meals
  • what snack foods you eat
  • how much you drink (including alcohol)
  • what type of food you buy
  • about your lifestyle
  • your feelings about food and eating
  • information related to any symptoms.

The dietitian may also discuss your medical conditions and any medication you’re taking.

They’ll also discuss your diet with you before suggesting any changes, and explain why they have made those changes. We encourage you to ask questions and make suggestions.

We may use changes in your weight (and height in children) to monitor your progress, as well as other changes in symptoms or blood tests where relevant.


Please allow around 30 minutes for your first appointment.

At the end of your appointment, you and the dietitian will decide whether or not you need a follow-up.

Any follow-up appointment will usually be shorter, around 15 minutes.


You must tell us as soon as possible so that we can give your appointment slot to another patient.

Call the department telephone number on your appointment letter to change or cancel your appointment.

We’ll discharge you if you do not have exceptional circumstances and you:

  • do not attend your first appointment
  • cancel more than 2 follow-up appointments.


Yes and it can be very helpful. For example, if the person coming with you usually does the cooking and shopping.