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Children's Nutrition & Dietetics

Who are we and what we do:

Our Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetic service provides specialist nutritional assessment, advice and support for children and teenagers from birth to 16 years (or up to 19 years if in a specialist school).

We provide a service for patients who meet our referral criteria in the Durham and Chester-Le-Street, Durham Dales, Derwentside, Sedgefield and Darlington localities.

Referrals can be completed by healthcare professionals working with the child or young person. Once referrals are received, they will be reviewed by our team and if accepted, one of the following will happen:

  • A partial invite letter will be sent and parents/carers can choose to call in for an appointment and will be added to our waiting list
  • Resources will be sent and parents/carers will have the option of calling in for further information/an appointment
  • Where clinical need indicates, the child/young person will be booked in for urgent assessment

Most appointments are currently via telephone, although we have limited face-to-face clinics where necessary.

If we are unable to accept the referral, or while waiting for an appointment, please find information that may be useful here.

  • Right Nutrition Every Time

'I cannot commend the clinic enough. It is marvellous we have this service at all and well done to you all.'

Patient, Coronary Heart Disease / Heart Failure Service, Shotley Bridge Community Hospital