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Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level.

They use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health, and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Why join us in Dietetics?

There are over 50 dietitians working across many areas of our hospitals, supported by nutritionists, assistant practitioners, dietetic assistants and an excellent admin team.

Mairi, Specialist Dietitian, explains how her role involves delaying the progression of kidney disease in patients.


We actively promote the preceptorship programme for newly qualified dietitians, and are supporting assistants to access the apprenticeship programmes to help further their careers.

We actively participate in student training and support local initiatives to drive the importance of dietetics as a profession.


Our Paediatric Diabetes team is one of the largest teams in the UK, achieving excellent outcomes, thanks to expert specialist care from staff.

We treat a multitude of patients across all five hospital sites, covering all age groups. We have specialist teams covering inpatient and outpatient care to the Renal service, Oncology service, the Children's Hospital, Gastroenterology wards and critical care.

We also provide an outpatient service to patients with Parkinson's, diabetes, and those that receive care from the Bariatric service.

The service is vast, but we are a cohesive team that work together to achieve departmental objectives.

Latest news from Dietetics

Jatinder Kalirai New to Care award
Regional award for Jatinder who has taken up 'dream role' as Dietetic Champion

A long-serving member of UHDB's catering team who took on her 'dream role' supporting patients' nutrition to aid their recovery has been recognised at a regional awards ceremony....

Dietitians at UHDB play a vital role in helping patients get well
Dietitians at UHDB play a vital role in helping patients get well

This week, 20-24 June is Dietitians Week. Georgia Dickenson, Community Team Lead Dietitian, who works at Florence Nightingale Community Hospital, explains how dietitians help patients and communities ...