We have a team of highly specialist Dietitians working across a variety of clinical settings. Our general team provide services to gastroenterology, surgery, cardiac, elder care, respiratory, trauma and critical care. We also provide a range of designated specialist services to the following patients:
The Nutrition Support Team is a multidisciplinary team, led by a Gastroenterologist and Biochemist, that assesses highly complex nutrition support cases and supports other healthcare professionals who manage them.
We support staff in detecting patients at risk of malnutrition, and we provide undernourished patients with specialist feeding through artificial routes.
The team operates across the Royal Cornwall Hospital site and supports initiatives such as nutritional screening for all patients on admission to hospital, and ensuring that patients receive meals on time, without disruption, and with assistance if necessary.
The Nutrition Support Team makes daily ward rounds to review patients who are on, or may need, parenteral nutrition. The team liaises with ward dietitians and nurses to make sure nutrition is delivered until the patient is able to eat independently again or is discharged.
We also run regular clinics and assessments for outpatients who receive parenteral nutrition at home.
GPs can also find supporting information and make referrals to the appropriate services via the central referral management system (RMS).
All qualified therapy and dietetic staff are required to be registered members of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who are responsible for regulating us. You can find out more about registration on the HCPC website.
If you are interested in work experience within the dietetics department, you can find out more on Get In Cornwall.