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Nutrition and Dietetics (Hounslow)

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Nutrition is essential for ensuring good health and for prevention, treatment and management of many diseases.

Our aim is to provide consistent dietetic and nutritional advice to patients, carers and staff for the dietary management of disease and health promotion.

A dietitian is a degree-qualified health professional who helps to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition-related problems. They provide practical, safe advice, based on current scientific evidence.  Dietitians translate nutrition science into understandable, practical information about food, allowing people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.  They treat a range of medical conditions with dietary therapy, specially tailored to each individual.

Our service is for adults and children who require support to manage a range of conditions and provide key public health messages and advice to the wider community.

Our team delivers individual advice and group sessions, provides therapeutic diets and promotes lifestyle changes.

We provide dietary advice for patients with a range of conditions including:

  • Weight management

  • Poor nutritional status, weight loss, home enteral feeding

  • Gastroenterology including IBS and Coeliac Disease

  • Eating Disorders

  • Food allergy and intolerance

  • Children with faltering growth and feeding difficulties

We provide community clinics in the following locations:

 

If you live in the borough of Hounslow:

  • Heart of Hounslow, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow

  • Chiswick Health Centre, Fishers Lane, Chiswick

  • Brentford Health Centre, Boston Manor Road, Brentford

  • Feltham Health Centre, Third Floor, The Centre, Feltham

 

If you live in the borough of Richmond:

  • Teddington Memorial Hospital, Hampton Road, Teddington.

Patients are seen in clinic by appointment only

In Hounslow, patients can be seen in their own home if necessary for nutrition support or home enteral feeding.

 

Healthy eating and recipe ideas

Visit our healthy eating web-page for tasty recipes ideas, along with tips and advice on how to eat a balanced, nutritious & delicious diet!

Contact details:

Our team is based at:

The Therapy Centre,
O Block,
West Middlesex University Hospital,
Twickenham Road,
Isleworth
TW7 6AF


Telephone:  020 8973 3570
Fax:              020 8973 3590

Email: hrch.dietetics@nhs.net

Opening times and working days:

  • The Nutrition and Dietetics department operates between Monday and Friday, from 9am to 5pm. 
  • Clinics are run by appointment only.

Treatment locations: 

Patients can be seen at:

 

We take referrals from all healthcare professionals. Patients are usually referred via their healthcare provider e.g. GP/practice nurse/consultant.

All referrals are to be sent to the Referral Facilitation Service (RFS).

We accept:

  • A written letter of referral

  • Standard referral form or oral nutrition support form (accessed from the Hounslow PCT extranet)

 

We see adults and children for:

  •  Nutritional assessment for poor intake/deficiencies  

  •  Enteral (Tube) Feeds

  •  Low residue/elemental diets

  •  Paediatric special feed

  •  Food allergy/intolerance

  •  Low potassium/sodium

  •  Liver

  •  Gastrointestinal including: Coeliac Disease, IBD, IBS – Low FODMAP diet

  •  Dysphagia

  •  Hyperlipidaemia/MI

  •  Failure to thrive (paediatric)

  •  Modified consistency e.g. liquid/soft

  •  Gout, renal stones

     

The service does not accept self-referrals

  • Alun Willis - Dietetics, Clinical Service Manager

  • Josette Sellings - Deputy Service Manager, Eating Disorders

  • Michelle Hooper - Diabetes and Richmond Lead Dietitian 

  • Barbara Ralph - Paediatric Dietitian/

  • Kate Keen – Paediatric Dietitian

  • Veronica Mitchell – Gastroenterology Dietitian  

  • Normunds Barons – Learning Disabilities/Community Dietitian

  • Evelyn Umukoro Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian/Community

  • Giulietta Sestini – Cardiac Rehab and Community Dietitian 

  • Andreia Ture – Community Dietitian

  • Henrietta Menkiti - Administrator

A visual guide to heathy eating from Public Health England

A balanced diet

The Eatwell Guide depicts a healthy, balanced diet, which includes:

  • eating at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day
  • basing meals on potatoes, bread, rice, pasta or other starchy carbohydrates, ideally wholegrain
  • having some dairy or dairy alternatives (such as soya drinks) choosing lower fat and lower sugar options
  • eating some beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins (including 2 portions of fish every week, one of which should be oily)
  • choosing unsaturated oils and spreads and consuming in small amounts
  • drinking 6 to 8 cups or glasses of fluid a day


If consuming foods and drinks high in fat, salt and sugar then have these less often and in small amounts.