Nutrition is essential for ensuring good health and for the 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.
Poor nutritional status, weight loss, home enteral feeding
Gastroenterology including IBS and Coeliac Disease
Food allergy and intolerance
Children with faltering growth and feeding difficulties
We provide community clinics in the following locations:
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
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.
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.
020 8973 3570
The Therapy Centre
West Middlesex University Hospital
Patients can be seen at:
- Alun Willis - Dietetic Service Manager
- Henrietta Menkiti - Team Administrator
- Daniel Thanarajah - Team Administrator
- Barbara Ralph - Paediatric Dietitian
- Aisha Hassan - Paediatric Dietitian
- Andreia Ture - Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian/Community
- Veronica Mitchell – Gastroenterology Dietitian
- Kinga Dojnikowska –Community Dietitian
- Normunds Barons – Community Dietitian/ Learning Disabilities
- Giulietta Sestini – Community Dietitian
- Anastasia Gkegka- Community Dietitian
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 Single Point of Access (SPA).
- 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
- Gastrointestinal including: Coeliac Disease, IBD, IBS – Low FODMAP diet
- Failure to thrive (paediatric)
- Modified consistency e.g. liquid/soft
- Gout, renal stones
The service does not accept self-referrals
- The Nutrition and Dietetics department operates between Monday and Friday, from 9am to 5pm.
- Clinics are run by appointment only.