The dietitians at North Bristol NHS Trust provide a neurology clinic at Southmead Hospital twice per month on Thursday mornings.
Patients who attend this clinic are likely to have been diagnosed with one of the following neurological conditions:
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Huntington’s Disease
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
- Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
The dietitian’s role is to assess, educate and support.
When you attend your appointment the specialist neurology dietitian will:
- Ask you about your medical condition, medications, investigations and symptoms
- Assess your weight and monitor weight changes
- Assess your current diet and fluid intake, ensuring that any nutritional deficiencies are identified
- Advise on methods of promoting/reducing weight or reducing symptoms
- Recommend nutritional supplementation as appropriate
- Provide information on alternative methods of feeding such as via a gastrostomy (PEG/RIG) tube
- Provide a link between you, your GP, allied health professional and consultant
Other conditions where you may be seen by a neurology dietitian include:
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis
If you have one of these conditions and you feel you would benefit from seeing a dietitian, please ask your GP or Neurology consultant to refer to us.
Information on referring for clinicians.