Nutrition & Dietetics Community Service: WH

HaringeyIslington

Whittington Health's (WH) Nutrition and Dietetics Service provides evidence-based nutritional assessment, dietary advice and support to adults and children over 18 months (with no special needs or behavioural diagnosis - for Haringey only), their carers and staff involved in their care.

The aim of the service is the prevention and/or treatment of nutrition-related conditions, helping local people live longer, healthier lives. It offers one-to-one dietary counselling sessions and uses a patient-centred collaborative approach.

A range of conditions are managed including:

  • obesity 
  • diabetes
  • irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • nutrition support.

Referral queries

Central bookings team
e: arti.centralbooking@nhs.net
t: 020 3316 1111

Clinical enquiries
e: dietitians.whitthealth@nhs.net
t: 020 3224 4720

Home enteral feeding patient queries
e: hef.whitthealth@nhs.net


Eligibility Criteria

Inclusions

Summary of adult inclusion criteria:

  • malnutrition (MUST score 2 or more)
  • nutrition support (BMI <18.5, or recent unintentional weight loss and BMI <20)
  • Oral Nutritional Supplement (ONS) review
  • pressure ulcers
  • type 2 diabetes
  • pre-diabetes
  • diagnosed digestive issues (IBS)
  • cardiovascular issues
  • weight management
  • diagnosed nutritional deficiencies

Summary of child inclusion criteria (>18 months, Haringey only):

  • obesity >91st centile
  • type 2 diabetes
  • hyperlipidaemia
  • hypertension
  • gastrointestinal disorders 
  • malnutrition (weight loss/underweight/poor appetite)
  • constipation
  • vegetarian and vegan advice
  • fussy eating
  • failure to thrive
  • diagnosed single food allergy
  • diagnosed nutrient deficiency (anaemia)
  • food intolerance

Exclusions

Summary of adult exclusion criteria:

  • referrals with insufficient information to ascertain nutrition status (e.g. recent weight, weight history, height)
  • IBS referrals that have not completed the IBS referral proforma (see How to refer)
  • type 1 diabetes/type 2 diabetes on insulin
  • suspected or confirmed eating disorders

Summary of child exclusion criteria: 

  • young babies (<18 months)
    • refer to Haringey Community Paediatric Dietetic (CPD) service
  • children with an undiagnosed allergy
  • children with an Islington GP - they should be referred to the Islington & Camden Community Dietetics team
  • children with autism, ADHD, ARFID and very restrictive diets
    • refer to CPD service or CAMHS
  • children with eating disorders
    • refer directly to a specialist eating disorder service/CAHMS
  • children with two or more food allergies or intolerances
    • refer these cases directly to the paediatric allergy service
  • children with complex special needs e.g. autism, downs syndrome, learning disabilities (often for children who are non orally fed)
    • refer to CPD service

How to Refer

Please use the latest referral form on EMIS or self referral form on our website

Nutrition and Dietetics Community Services Whittington Health

There are many useful resources and downloadable information sheets for various conditions to give to patients, as first line advice. There is also a self referral form that can be completed by GPs/AHP and patients. Please make sure the forms are completed fully to avoid delays.

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

For patients with IBS, complete the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Referral Pro-Forma - Whittington and email to: arti.centralbooking@nhs.net along with the Community Nutrition and Dietetics Referral Form.

How to find the form

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Referral Pro-Forma - Whittington

  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics

Community Nutrition and Dietetics Referral Form

  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics > Nutrition and Dietetics Community Services - Whittington
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics > Nutrition and Dietetics Community Services - Whittington

Self-referral

Patients registered with an Islington or Haringey GP can self-refer by completing an online form on the Whittington Health website. Please make sure that you choose one of the 3 sub-service options at the beginning. The form needs to be fully completed with a clear dietetic reason to help reduce any delays/rejections, including height and current weight, as well as any relevant blood test/investigation results. 

For IBS self referrals - GP should complete and send the IBS proforma with the referral form, to avoid rejecting.

Patients must still meet our referral criteria.

Patients who are referred will be given the options to have either virtual or face-to-face consultations with a dietitian.


Locations

Holloway Community Health Centre

Bounds Green Health Centre

Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre

Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre

Service Feedback

Nutrition and Dietetics Community Services

020 3316 1111/1600 https://www.whittington.nhs.uk

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Review date: Saturday, 08 March 2025