Our team consists of qualified dietitians
and dietetic assistants along with our administration support team.
All of our dietitians are registered with the national regulatory
body, The Health Professions Council.
The nutrition and dietetics department offers patient assessment,
diagnosis, care planning, treatment and health education services
to persons who present with conditions such as
Diet also plays an important part in preventing many common
illnesses such as constipation, anaemia and many cancers.
Further information can be obtained from:
of the British Dietetic Association
The website of
the Health Professions Council.
Where is the service provided
The nutrition and dietetic service is based in Darlington Memorial
Hospital and Escomb Road annexe, Bishop Auckland. The services are
provided in a wide range of health centres, hospitals and GP
practices across Sedgefield, Durham Dales and Darlington.
When is the service provided?
Appointments are available between 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday.
Some services are also provided in the evenings
How do people access the service?
Patients may be referred to the service by other health care
practitioners such as your GP.
All referrals are prioritised so that we can deal with urgent cases
first. At your first appointment your condition will be assessed
and an appropriate course of treatment will be agreed which may
simply consist of advice, a short course of treatment or in some
cases more prolonged care.
Telephone: 01388 455712 or 01325
Monday-Friday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community