Dietitians are qualified health professionals that help promote nutritional wellbeing and diagnose and treat nutrition related problems. Your dietitian will provide you with practical and safe advice that is based on current scientific evidence.
The dietitians at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and Evelina London Children's Hospital work together to treat multiple clinical conditions. They work in all areas of the hospital and in the community providing nutritional care to patients and staff. The head of service is Rachael Strauss.
Our department supports, clinical work, education and research. We have close links with a number of universities and have joint appointments with King’s College London (KCL).
We also train under and postgraduate dietetic students across the year from KCL.
We are pioneers for group education and offer a number of patient groups.
- Bariatric support group
- Breast cancer: moving forward – for breast cancer patients post treatment run by the Breast Cancer Care charity, patients can book themselves on via the Breast Cancer care website
- Breast cancer: recovery in motion – co-ordinated by the physiotherapists, open for all patients to book onto during treatment
- Cardiac rehab – one-off session
- Gastroenterology: Coeliac disease – group sessions for patients with coeliac disease. The groups provide an opportunity to meet other people with coeliac disease to share information and learn from each other
- Gastroenterology: low FODMAP diet – group sessions providing education on a low FODMAP diet; a dietary approach that involves identifying whether fermentable carbohydrates trigger symptoms of bloating, wind, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and/or constipation in people with IBS or other functional bowel conditions
- Gastroenterology: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) – group sessions for patients with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Gestational diabetes
- Healthy choices (six-week course)
- Maternal obesity
- Pulmonary rehab
- Tier 3 weight management programme
- Weight management after cancer treatment – for patients who have completed cancer treatment but may need ongoing hormone treatment and have a BMI above 25
If you would like to see a dietitian, speak to your GP. If you already attend appointments at the hospital, speak to your consultant.