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Referral Criteria & Process

We provide a service for patients registered with GPs in the Durham and Chester-Le Street, Durham Dales, Derwentside, Sedgefield and Darlington localities. If the child or young person's GP falls under the Easington locality, please refer to the North Tees and Hartlepool dietetics department.

Please ensure all relevant information is included as stipulated in the referral document to avoid delay in processing and/or the referral being rejected due to insufficient information.

Our paediatric team supports the following conditions:

  • Faltering growth (weight loss)
  • Home Enteral Feeding
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (Coeliac Disease)
  • Food Allergies
  • Diabetes

See patient referral criteria for more information.

Weight Managment: The Nutrition & Dietetics team do not accept referrals for children's weight management (obesity), but Healthcare Professionals can refer patients into the Paediatric Weight Management Service via this seperate referral form. They accept children with a BMI above the 99.6th centile, or above 98th centile with co-morbidities / aged under 2 years.

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