The role of the Dietitian could include the following activities:
- See patients with a wide range of different conditions via a range of different means e.g. one to one consultations, via email, telephone, virtual, domiciliary visits and visits to care homes
- See patients from primary care who self-refer with a predetermined and agreed range of symptoms and/ or conditions.
- Receive and respond to patient referrals from GPs, practice nurses, health visitors, district nurses, nursing home nurses, allied health professionals for example.
- Prescribe appropriately for management of long term conditions such as for diabetes, renal disease and pancreatic disease (if qualified to prescribe).
- Manage appropriate use of nutrition supplements and feeds, from commencement to review to discontinuation.
- Undertake health promotion activities such as/ and if appropriate, Health Checks.
- Utilising behaviour change skills and follow up patients when deemed necessary.
- May be involved in delivering patient education sessions (often jointly with other healthcare professionals) e.g. for diabetes, weight management.
- May be involved in delivering nutrition training for primary care and nursing home staff e.g. malnutrition screening, making an appropriate referral.