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  • The community nutrition and dietetic service provides nutritional assessment and treatment for adult inpatients in community hospitals, mental health units and enterally fed adults who live in their own home. The team also provide support for enterally fed children and non-tube fed children in the community who are referred by community paediatricians or CAMHS Consultant.

  • Service Manager Lead: Fiona McKellar
  • Address: Central office,  Kings Court 1,  Charles Hastings Way, Worcester, WR5 1JR
  • Reception phone number: 0300 123 8098
  • Service hours: 9:00-17:00

About the service

What to expect from us

How we nourish and hydrate ourselves is a fundamental part of our health, wellbeing and recovery

Dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems.  They can work across different health care settings using the most up to date clinical evidence to inform their treatment plans.

During the first session a dietitian will collect information about what and how much you eat.  Prior to this you may have been sent a food diary to complete and bring to the appointment.  This will then be analysed  to understand how your dietary intake is affecting your health.  This information will then be used to agree a nutrition treatment plan.

Referrals to the Worcestershire community dietitians can only be accepted from healthcare staff working in county community hospitals, mental health wards, community paediatricians or CAMHS.

Patients are referred for a variety of dietetic interventions including; nutritional support for those at risk of malnutrition, review of enteral feeding regimens, weight management advice and disease specific dietary modifications. Additionally we provide training to staff across the county for nutritional screening and optimising patient’s nutritional care.

Dietary advice

For more information on the variety of nutrients in our diet and how they impact on health as well as dietary advice for medical conditions and allergies please click on the link below for the professional dietetic webpage managed by the British Dietetic Association.

Associaton of British Dietitians website Food Facts

For more information on how to manage malnutrition in the community Worcestershire dietitians have produced the following helpful tips and advice sheets on food first.

Guide to making the most of your food.pdf [pdf] 473KB

Nourishing Drinks and snacks.pdf [pdf] 433KB

Bringing Food into Hospital A4 Poster Sep 2021.pdf[pdf] 189KB

Bringing Food into hospital A5 Disclaimer Sep 2021.pdf[pdf] 182KB


Paediatric Service

Community Paediatric Dietetic Service Specification 

Community Paediatric Dietetic Service Leaflet

Screening tool for referral to the Community Paediatric Dietetic Service

Paediatric Enteral Tube Feed Service

Children under the age of 18 who are tube fed and have a Worcestershire GP. 

Exclusions: Children who are managed by dietitians at specialist centres i.e. Birmingham Children's Hospital (please provide handover for information only if shared care is agreed)

Other Paediatric Referrals (non-tube fed)

Children under the age of 18 and are under a Worcestershire Community Paediatrician's care.


  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Food Allergy

The above conditions are seen by the Acute Trust Dietitians.

Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder (OSFED)

Children up to 17.5 years of age with a Worcestershire GP and under a Worcestershire Community Paediatrician or CAMHS

Community Paediatric Referral Form for all of the above Paediatric services.

Please send it to