Do you know how Dietitians can help YOU with supporting your patients?

First contact dietitians in primary care are a diagnostic clinician who may see the patient first and assesses and manage undifferentiated and undiagnosed presentations. Dietitians in primary care can:

• Diagnose and manage IBS – improving patient outcomes and saving significant GP appointments
• Reduce frailty and manage malnutrition, which including reviewing the use of nutritional borderline substances – improving patient outcomes, saving GP appointments and implementing significant cost saving strategies across PCNs.
• Diagnose and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes – improving patient outcomes and achieving QOF points relating to diabetes and obesity, and requirements of the Enhanced Service Specification for weight management.
Dietitians with supplementary prescribing rights can review, deprescribe and prescribe relevant medications.

Registered dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level. They are evidence-based practitioners who utilise behaviour modification methods and motivational interviewing techniques as well as innovative digital practice to enable service users to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices to manage their own conditions.