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Nutrition and Dietetics

If you need support with your diet or have concerns  about your nutritional intake then our dietitians can give practical advice specific to your condition.

There are lots of ways we can help, through health promotion activities and cooking sessions, helping you manage your weight (whether that’s losing or gaining weight), or supporting you if you are  unable to eat because of a medical condition.

We have adult and children’s dietitians and nutrition nurse specialists who are supported by nutritionists, dietetic assistants and food and health workers.


Clinics are held at various sites including our general hospitals in Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck as well as in our community hospitals and health centres. We also have clinics in GP surgeries for those patients who have diabetes.

We can undertake home visits if you are registered housebound and our dietitians assess and treat people on the hospital wards who are referred by the ward team.

If you would like to see a dietitian, you can check with your GP or consultant if a referral can be made for you.

We may see you in one-to-one consultation, and we also hold a variety of educational sessions to patients and carers with other health professionals including cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation sessions.

We are a teaching department and regularly have dietetic students with us. If you would prefer not to have a student present in your consultation please inform the department.

You may be seen by one of the following specialist teams:

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