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Celebrating the work of our dietitians across Wiltshire

Celebrating the work of our dietitians across Wiltshire

It’s Dietitian’s Week and we’re celebrating the great work our dietitians do across Wiltshire and recognising the work of dietitians across the UK.

Dietitians are registered health care professionals who work with individuals and groups to provide evidenced-based advice and support for a large range of conditions, as well as working in health promotion and research.

The Wiltshire Health and Care Dietitians team consist of 22 Dietitians and 2 Dietetic Assistants supported by an administration team. They work across Wiltshire in a variety of settings seeing both children and adults in clinics, groups sessions and on the hospital wards.

The team works closely with GPs, consultants, community nurses and a whole host of other health care professionals to help people feel empowered to manage their condition and support them to make changes to achieve their goals.

The past few months have presented significant challenges but the team has adapted to new ways of working including telephone clinics and an innovative video consultation service, and have donned personal protective equipment to ensure that they keep our community safe whilst providing the best possible care.

Have a look at these brilliant info-graphics produced by the British Dietetic Association which show ‘What Dietitians Do’ and ‘What Your Dietitian May Be Thinking About’.

You can find out more on the Association of UK Dietitians website here

If you would like to be referred to the Wiltshire Health and Care Dietitians, please speak with your health care professional or GP who will be able to refer you.