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If you are a GP or Health Care professional and you'd like to refer a patient into our service, please check the inclusion and exclusion criteria below and download the referral form: Liverpool community dietitian’s referral form

Referrals can then be emailed to:

General queries can go to:

  • We see patients in their own homes, care homes, outpatient clinics at various locations around the city and we also provide Dietetic cover to the Integrated Community Reablement and Assessment Service (ICRAS) hubs run by Liverpool Council.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Transitional care for young people aged 16 to 17 years who are under the care of Dietetics in Alder Hey and are transitioning into adult services
  • Adult patients 18 years with any of the below
  • Home enteral tube feeding assessments and equipment and feed delivery ordering
  • Troubleshooting issues relating to enteral feeding with an emphasis on AED and admission avoidance
  • Complex nutrition support in conjunction with nutrition teams at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Nutrition support for malnourished patients and those at risk of malnutrition, including advice on maximising food intake and reviewing requirements for oral nutritional supplements
  • Dietary advice for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) if not under a specialist clinic
  • Dietary advice for Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) eg. Crohns disease, ulcerative colitis if not under a specialist clinic
  • Nutrition assessment for those with cancer particularly head and neck cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, neurological conditions eg. Stroke, Parkinsons Disease, Motor Neurone Disease
  • Nutritional assessment for those with swallowing problems, working with Speech and Language Therapy recommendations
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) first line advice only. We do not offer a FODMAP service.

Exclusions - Liverpool Community Dietitians do not provide a service to the below areas:

  • Coeliac disease – please liaise with Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who run a Dietetic-led Coeliac Service.
  • Diabetes – Please refer to Liverpool Diabetes Partnership. See LDP contact details below by email: or Telephone 0151 529 0283
  • Weight Management – We do not provide a Specialist Weight Management service for those with a BMI of 35kg/m2 or more. Referrals will not be accepted and will be returned to referrers.
  • Weight management Support is available to patients via the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme, links below or the National Diabetes Prevention Programme for patients who meet the clinical criteria for each programme.
  • NHS Weight Loss Plan link
  • Eating Disorder Service – please refer to the Eating Disorder Service Rathbone Hospital, Mill Lane, Liverpool, L13 4AW, Telephone 0151 471 7751
  • We are unable to accept referrals for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stage 4 and 5 – these patients are normally under the care of the Nephrology Department in the acute trust, in Liverpool this is LUHFT – Royal Site. Please refer to the Renal Dietitians in the acute trust.

  • We do not accept referrals for FODMAP dietary advice – please check with your local acute trust. We are unable to see those referred for dietary advice for Impaired glucose regulation (IGR) – See further information.

  • We do not accept referrals for general healthy eating or cholesterol lowering advice. Find further information on nutrients food facts