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Date: 23 September 2020
What do our dietitians do?
All dietitians working within University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
This is an indication that a dietitian is competent to practice and must work within the Statement of Conduct issued by the Dieticians Board. Registered dietitians hold a degree or postgraduate diploma in nutrition and dietetics.
As registered dietitians we interpret and translate the science of nutrition into practical ways of promoting nutritional wellbeing, disease treatment and the prevention of nutrition related problems.
Examples of therapeutic diets
- Gluten-free diets for coeliac disease
- Wide range of diabetes diets from healthy eating to carbohydrate counting
- Low-potassium diets for people with specific kidney problems
Examples of nutritional support
- Tube feeding for patients in intensive care/burns/stroke units
- Patients who are under nourished
Examples of health promotion
- Modified fat diets for patients with heart disease
- Healthy eating for overweight patients
- Advice for iron deficiency anaemia