We are a team made up of two dietitians and one administrative assistant, providing a dietetic service for patients living with or after a cancer diagnosis.
Macmillan Specialist Dietitian
Upper Gastrointestinal Specialist Dietitian
Dietitians are ‘qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level’.
‘Dietitian’ is a protected title and are the only legally recognised health professionals who give advice regarding nutrition and dietary intake.
Dietitians translate nutritional science into understandable and practical information tailored to each patient.
We provide personalised and tailored advice for patients with and after a cancer diagnosis which might include
- Concerns about weight loss
- Issues with your gastrointestinal system e.g. bowel habits,
- Eating well for the future
Dietetic clinics are run throughout the week to support individuals with nutritional concerns following a cancer diagnosis. This service offers the opportunity for people to self-refer, or to be professionally referred for 1:1 nutritional advice from a HCPC registered Oncology ( Cancer) Specialist Dietitian.
Referrals are accepted at any time following a cancer diagnosis, however if we are unable to support your nutritional needs, in some cases your GP may be able to direct you to another dietetic service in your area.
At present we are able to support individuals with the following nutritional concerns:
- Coping with a poor appetite, or unintentional weight loss
- Urgent nutritional support for cancer/treatment related side-effects
- Altered texture diets due to swallowing difficulty
- Making dietary changes as a result of cancers affecting the digestive tract
- Managing weight following completion of cancer treatment – acceptance criteria will apply
- Specialist support for individuals with an upper gastrointestinal cancer
- Eating well to support your health for the future
Typically patients are seen routinely if diagnosed with an Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer. If you have not yet received support and would like to speak to us then please use the self-referral form below.
A variety of support options are available including; face to face appointments (if safe and appropriate to do so), video calls, and telephone support. Self-referral forms are available online, or from the NGS Macmillan Wellbeing Centre.