Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership's Nutrition and Dietetic Service operates across South Cheshire and Vale Royal. The service is based at Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Dietetic Service is diverse, providing input across all clinical specialities and settings including inpatients and outpatients, General Practice surgeries and nursing homes.

The service objectives

  • To provide specialist inpatient care and outpatient clinics to provide therapeutic dietary advice as an integral part of disease management

  • To maximise nutritional wellbeing in hospital to facilitate reduction in length of hospital stay and prevention of readmission

  • To advise and support appropriate cost effective prescribing of nutritional products across acute and community settings

  • To assess, advise  and provide ongoing support and equipment to adults and children who are tube fed

  • To provide group education to individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and carbohydrate counting group education for individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

  • To provide a range of training programmes to medical and nursing staff.

What do you offer to staff?

  • Opportunities to work in a multi-professional team across a range of settings

  • Continual professional development, competency based training and department clinical guidelines to support evidence based practice

What are the benefits of your services?

  • To promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems
  • To provide patient specific advice, which is practical, safe and based on current scientific evidence

  • To contribute to the hospital avoidance agenda

  • To  promote safe and timely discharge of patients

What are the benefits of a dietitian?

  • Dietitians are highly specialised practitioners who:

  • are an expert source of current nutrition information

  • help promote nutritional well-being, treat disease and prevent nutrition related problems

  • hold a recognised graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics

  • are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • provide patient specific advice, which is practical, safe and based on current scientific evidence

  • respect the needs of the individual

Where can you see a dietitian?

Individuals will be seen by the dietitian in one of the following locations depending on referral reason and personal preference,

Inpatients at:

  • Leighton Hospital, Crewe

Outpatients/visits at:

  • Leighton Hospital, Crewe

  • Victoria Infirmary, Northwich

  • Your GP practice surgery

Visits at:

  • Nursing or residential home

  • Own home for the housebound only

The services that dietitians provide include:

  • Ward based nutritional advice

  • Home enteral feeding and oral nutritional support management 

  • Diabetes including group education from newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes

  • Pre bariatric surgery weight management pathway

  • Gastroenterology including Irritable Bowel syndrome

  • Paediatrics

  • Cardiac rehabilitation group education

Monday - Friday, 08:30 – 16:30

The Nutrition and Dietetic Team provides individualised dietetic intervention to a wide ranging client group. The dietetic teams are:

Hospital Team

Hospital dietitians provide specialist dietary advice to help patients to manage their medical condition and maintain nutritional status while in hospital and to promote recovery. Dietitians work closely with multi-disciplinary teams such as paediatrics, diabetes, critical care, gastroenterology, stroke and oncology The dietitians also provide general and specialist outpatient clinics follow up, if required, on discharge and following consultant / GP referral.

GP Practice Team

GP dietitians provide an outpatient service for patients to attend in their GP practice. Within these clinics the dietitian provides advice on therapeutic diets for disease management.

Home Enteral Feeding Team

This team provides tube feeding and nutritional support advice, to support food first advise, to patients in nursing homes and their own homes.

Specialist Weight Management Team:

Pre-bariatric surgery assessment and support.

The weight management team provides community based clinics to assist patients in achieving weight reduction and weight maintenance, prior to referral for bariatric surgery. NHS England set specific criteria for referral bariatric surgery; the referral data required is included on the specific specialist weight management referral form to be completed by a patient's GP. The dietitian will explain the referral criteria for surgery at the initial appointment.

Department contact details

Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership

Nutrition and Dietetic Service, Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 4QJ

Jacqui Stocker – Clinical Lead for Dietetics

Tel: 01270 273598

E-mail:  jacqui.stocker@mcht.nhs.uk

How can I be referred to a dietician?

Individuals can access the services of a dietitian through their GP or hospital consultant. The doctor will complete a referral form or letter providing relevant medical information. This helps the dietitian to complete a detailed dietary assessment and provide appropriate dietary advice.

What to expect and bring to first appointment

The initial appointment with the dietitian will last approximately 30 minutes. During this appointment the dietitian will generally take a detailed diet history and ask questions regarding any past medical history and current medication. This will enable the dietitian to provide appropriate dietary advice. 

To assist the dietitian, we ask that all patients bring an up to date record of their current prescribed medications and any relevant medical information.

If a follow up is required an appointment will be made for approximately 15 minutes.

What if I cannot make my appointment?

If the appointment time is inconvenient or you are unable to make the appointment date, please contact us as soon as possible and we will rearrange or cancel the appointment .

Leighton Hospital: 01270 612402

For General Practice dietetic appointment - please call your GP surgery to rearrange or cancel your  dietetic appointment.