Nutrition and dietetics

Dietitians help people make informed and practical decisions about food and lifestyle, offering advice in both health and disease.

Dietitians are trained to at least degree level and have an expert knowledge of science, food and nutrition. They are skilled in translating this knowledge into every day terms.

The department is made up of dietitians, dietetic assistants and a clerical support team. We see patients with a variety of health needs and conditions, including:

  • Malnutrition
  • Weight management
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Home enteral feeding
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Renal

Please contact your GP or hospital consultant for a referral to the Nutrition and Dietetic service. 

Royal Derby Hospital


Dietetic Department
Royal Derby Hospital
Uttoxeter Road
DE22 3NE

Telephone: 01332 785 573

Queen's Hospital Burton


Dietetic Department
Queen's Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
Burton on Trent
DE13 0RB

Telephone: 01283 566 333

Florence Nightingale Community Hospital


Dietetic Department
Florence Nightingale Community Hospital
London Road

Telephone: 01332 258 214

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease that requires a lifelong gluten free diet to treat the condition.   

On diagnosis you will be offered an appointment with a specialist dietitian who can help advise on how to make the necessary changes to your diet to make it gluten free and ensure it remains healthy. 

After this, we advise on the use of an annual self-assessment quiz called the Coeliac Dietary Adherence Test (CDAT), to review how you are feeling and whether there is indication that you require further dietary support.

Download Coeliac Dietary Adherence Test (CDAT) (opens in new window) [pdf] 52KB

There are online colelic disease patient webinars (opens in new window) > that we encourage you to watch to keep your knowledge up to date.

For further detailed diet information there are helpful pages about diet on the Coeliac UK website (opens in new window) >.

GPs and health care professionals

This document provides relevant links to support the management of patients with Coeliac disease in Southern Derbyshire.

Download Southern Derbyshire Coeliac Information for GPs and health professionals [pdf] (opens in new window) 109KB

Recovering from critical illness

Nutribytes, a creative media group founded by registered dietitians, have developed a series of four patient videos to help support those recovering from critical illness.
The four short videos give an overview of:

  • Recovery from critical illness
  • Practical tips for recovery
  • How to optimise nutritional intake
  • Considerations about dysphagia

View the 'Recovery from Critical Illness' video series (opens in new window) >

Food facts

The British Dietetic Association produce a range of evidence based fact sheets covering topics related to nutrition and health.

View the Association of UK Dietitians food fact sheets (opens in new window) >

*These fact sheets are for information only and are not a substitute for proper medical diagnosis or dietary advice given by a dietitian.

Patient Webinars

Evidence based webinars are available on a range of topics related to nutrition and health and can be viewed on the patient webinars website.

Access the patient webinars (opens in new window) >