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Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be regulated by law and are governed by an ethical code to ensure they always work to the highest standard. Their role is to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems on an individual basis and at a wider public health level. 

The department comprises of Dietitians, Dietetic Assistants and Admin Support staff. Acute Dietetics is based at Royal Derby Hospital and Community Dietetics at London Road Community Hospital.


Inpatient services

All wards at Royal Derby Hospital have access to a qualified Dietitian. Patients requiring a dietetic review will be referred to the Dietetic Department by Medical/Nursing staff on the ward. 

Inpatients at London Road Community Hospital, Ilkeston Community Hospital, Ripley Community Hospital, Babbington Hospital and St Oswald’s Hospital will be referred by the ward to the Community Dietitians. 

Outpatient services

Outpatient appointments are offered on receipt of a referral from a Consultant, GP or other healthcare professional. Some outpatients will be seen by Community Dietitians in various locations across Southern Derbyshire.

Nursing and Care Home residents are seen in their own homes by Community Dietitians.

Dietitians cover a wide range of specialities:

  • Bariatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Critical care
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Home Enteral Feeding (Adults and Paediatrics)
  • Nutrition Support
  • Oncology / haematology and palliative care
  • Paediatrics
  • Rehabilitation (at Kings Lodge Rehabilitation Unit, LRCH)
  • Renal
  • Stroke
  • Weight management


If you would like an appointment with a Dietitian, consult your GP. 


Dietetic Department                                   

Level 5                                                            

Royal Derby Hospital                                   

Uttoxeter Road                                             


DE22 3NE                                                       

01332 785573                                               


Community Nutrition and Dietetics

London Road Community Hospital             

London Road          



01332 258214


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