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You have been referred to the Clinical Community Dietetic service. We hope this leaflet will explain who we are and what you should expect form our service.
Who we are?
The Clinical Community Dietetic Service is a team of four registered Dietitians, one dietetic assistant and various administration staff. We are open Monday-Friday 08.30-16.30. We see the following people in their own homes, care homes, hospices and respite facilities who are registered with a Milton Keynes GP:
Any adult with a tube feed in place
Any adult with mobility problems who cannot attend a clinic appointment at Milton Keynes Hospital
How can you contact us?
Nutrition and Dietetic Department,
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust,
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01908 995416
If we are not available please leave a message on our secure answerphone. We will respond as soon as possible but this may not be until the next working day.
What should you expect from our service?
Before the appointment:
o You should be contacted in your preferred manner (e.g. telephone, email or text) to arrange an appointment at your place of residence. This is usually done only a few days in advance. A morning or afternoon time slot is given. Should you need as specific time slot e.g. to coincide with carer visit please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it.
During the appointment:
o It should last approximately 45 minutes and we will agree an aim of nutritional treatment and give appropriate verbal and/or written advice to help you achieve this.
o We are likely to ask about past medical history, current medications, weight history and run through what you are currently managing to eat.
o If possible we will weigh you. We will bring our own electronic scales with us.
o We will discuss a future appointment with you which is based on clinical need and can be anything from one to six months.
After the appointment:
o After each visit we will write to your GP to update them on any progress or changes required (you will always be sent a copy of this letter unless you tell us otherwise).
On the first appointment we will try and set a course of treatment over 4 visits. This is based on clinical need and some people require more or less visits.
You may not always be seen by the same dietitian. If you would prefer to see a particular dietitian please let us know and we will try to accommodate your request if possible. Please let us know if you are unable to keep a pre-arranged appointment; failure to do so may mean you are discharged from our service.