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Nutrition and dietetics referrals

Promoting a healthy diet and treating nutrition-related problems

Coronavirus: nutrition and dietetics update

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, please read our advice and information before sending referrals to the service.

We accept referrals from GPs, consultants and other healthcare professionals.

  • GP referrals

    All NHS GP referrals must be submitted through the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS). Referrals sent by email or post from NHS GPs will not be processed.

    Use the directory of service to locate the most appropriate clinic for your patient. If you are unsure of which clinic to book the patient into, please contact us for advice. Should you require advice about a patient, please use the advice and guidance facility on e-RS.

    We have clinics set up on e-RS (with associated directory of services) for the following clinics.

    • General clinic
      Inclusion criteria: patients under 65 years at risk of malnutrition; malnourished MUST score 2 or more; unintentional weight loss (5% or more in the proceeding three to six months); BMI under 20; dysphagia requiring textured modified diet; patients prescribed oral nutritional supplements requiring review; gout; PCOS; type 2 diabetes; preconception advice; healthy eating advice if other comorbidities present – first line healthy eating advice in the absence of other nutritional risk factors should be provided by primary care, vitamin or mineral deficiency.
    • Weight management telephone triage clinic (not for patients requiring south east London tier 2 or 3 services)
      Inclusion criteria: overweight/obesity – BMI over 30, or over 28 with comorbidities.
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) team
      Inclusion criteria: Negative coeliac screen, faecal calprotectin and CA-125 in female patients with bloating and pelvic pain. Patients must be aged between 18 and 40 years. Patients over 40 should be referred directly to gastroenterology general clinic. Download the IBS referral form (Word 114KB) and submit through e-RS. 
    • Gastroenterology general clinic
      Inclusion criteria: IBS and comorbidity eg diabetes, obesity, mental health issues, learning difficulties, inflammatory bowel disease.
    • Coeliac clinic
      Inclusion criteria: confirmed diagnosis of coeliac disease.
    • Older persons clinic
      Inclusion criteria: patients aged over 65 years at risk of malnutrition; malnourished MUST score 1 or more; unintentional weight loss (5% or more in the proceeding three-six months) or BMI under 20.
    • South east London tier 3 healthy weight programme.
  • Non GP and tertiary referrals

    Please email your referral to

    To help us book your patient into the most appropriate clinic, please provide as much information as possible. We may contact the patient before offering an appointment to make sure they're seen at the most suitable clinic.

    For the south-east London healthy weight programme, healthcare professionals can email to request a copy of the referral form. The preferred route is from a GP or practice nurse as the patient can choose an initial assessment appointment through e-RS.

  • Adult Integrated Care dietetic team referrals

    Our community dietitians work with adult patients in Lambeth and Southwark, services include:

    • Lambeth and Southwark action on malnutrition project (LAMP)
    • General Practice dietitian clinics

    Complete a referral form (Word 105Kb) and email it to

    For any queries, ring the team office on 020 3049 5422.