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Nutrition and Dietetic

We are a team of 20 registered dietitians working across Calderdale and Huddersfield. We are based within Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital. We see a range of clients during their hospital admission or on an outpatient basis. There are also community dietitians based in the Support and Independence teams at Lawson Road Health in Brighouse and Beechwood Medical Centre in Halifax.

Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals who are registered with the Health care Professions Council and are governed by an ethical code to ensure they always work to the highest standard. Registered Dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet related problems at both an individual and a wider public health level. We use the most up to date scientific and medical research and translate this into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate food choices.

What we do

We provide advice and support to people with a variety of needs i.e. people with diabetes, coeliac disease and people who are over or underweight.

To get an appointment with a dietitian, your GP, consultant or practice nurse will send a referral to us containing information on your health and what type of nutritional advice they want us to discuss with you. Unfortunately, we cannot see you if you do not have a medical referral.

When we receive your referral, we will write to you asking you to contact us to make an appointment at a time and location most suitable to you. We have many clinics on the two hospital sites. Our letter will give you the choices which are available to you.

What happens at your appointment with the dietitian

The dietitian will ask about your usual diet and eating pattern, they will also ask about your health and any medicines you are currently taking. The dietitian will then agree an individual plan with you by giving suggestions and advice on how to improve your diet.  The plan is individually tailored and is aimed at helping you to make specific, realistic and achievable changes to your diet.  At the end of the session, we will discuss with you the arrangements for your next appointment if this is required.

Where to find us

Calderdale Royal Hospital: The majority of our outpatient clinics are held in the main outpatient department on the ground floor. There is a pay car park in the main entrance of the hospital. The outpatients clinics for individuals with diabetes are held in the diabetes centre (off Godfrey Road)

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary: Our outpatient clinics are held in the Acre Mill outpatient department. There is a pay car park on the acre mill site.

Who to contact to find out more

Dietetic Department, Calderdale Royal Hospital, Salterhebble, Halifax, HX3 0PW. Telephone: 01422 224267. Email: dieteticsCRH@cht.nhs.uk

Dietetic Department,  Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Acre Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA. Telephone: 01484 342749. Email: dieteticsHRI@cht.nhs.uk

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm.
Dietetic Team Coordinator is Karen Turkington.

Meet the team

Within the team we have dietitians who specialise in range of conditions including gastroenterology, bariatrics, nutrition support, oncology, paediatrics, diabetes and stroke.

Support and education for newly diagnosed coeliac disease patients

This webpage has been designed to provide support and education for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease, who have received an invitation letter from the Dietetic department at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

If you do not have a confirmed diagnosis but are concerned that you may have coeliac disease, please contact your GP who can arrange the appropriate tests. Please note you must continue to include gluten in your diet in order to diagnose coeliac disease.

 

Online education - How it works?

The education session is online and consists of short bite sized videos provided by Coeliac UK. Please take your time to watch the videos and read the other supporting information in the useful links section below. The videos and resources can be accessed at any time; you do not have to watch them all at once. Please make a note of any questions you may have and these can be addressed at your appointment with the dietitian.

 

What to do next?

Once you have watched the videos and accessed the resources please call the Dietetic department to request an appointment with a Dietitian. Please note this will be a telephone appointment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will need to make sure you contact us within 4 weeks of receiving your letter.

Please ensure you watch the videos and look through the resources before contacting the Dietetic department for an appointment.

 

Useful links

 

If you require the information in different languages we can arrange an interpreter to explain the information via telephone. To access this service please contact the Dietetic department.

 

Who to contact?

Dietetic department Calderdale royal hospital

Telephone: 01422 224267

Email: cah-tr.gastrodietitians@nhs.net

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any further help.