The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is available for all inpatients and outpatients during their treatment. The department consists of a team of qualified specialist Registered Dietitians, all of whom are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), and are Registered Providers with medical insurance companies.
Dietitians are the only healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose and treat nutritional problems. They are a key part of the healthcare team, translating complex scientific nutritional information into practical dietary advice and devising eating plans for patients to treat medical conditions.
Dietitians will evaluate and monitor dietetic intervention to help ensure a positive effect on patients' nutritional status, aid the recovery process, improve symptoms and promote wellbeing. Nutritional treatment plans will be individualised, realistic and agreed with the patient or their carer. Dietitians work co-operatively with other members of the multidisciplinary team to integrate the patients' nutritional treatment into their over-all care.
The inpatient service now includes a multidisciplinary Nutrition Support Team who do regular ward rounds of patients with complex nutritional needs; for further information click on the Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition tab on this page. The Dietetic department works closely with the catering department to offer a range of specialist therapeutic menus to meet our patient’s needs.
The outpatient service includes specialist irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) clinics, with a team of dietitians trained and accredited in the low FODMAP diet; The department also offer sports nutrition clinics with Accredited Sports Nutrition Experts. Outpatient clinics are held at The Shard , and at Sevenoaks Medical Centre.
The Dietetic department runs a Hydrogen Breath Testing (HBT) service, a simple non-invasive diagnostic tool for people with IBS and food intolerances. For further information please contact the department.
The department works alongside London universities to provide clinical placements for dietetic students, and therefore is unable to offer training or shadowing placements for independent students.
The dietetic service offer expert nutritional advice on the following specialities:
- Bloating/abdominal discomfort
- Critical Care
- Dysphagia (swallowing difficulties)
- Eating disorders
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Gynaecological disorders (PCOS)
- Hyperlipidaemia (high blood fats)
- Heart disease and high blood pressure
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (lBS)
- Kidney disease
- Liver disease
- Neurological disorders (stroke, MND etc.)
- Pre/post operation dietetics
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
- Renal disease
- Sports nutrition
- Weight gain
- Weight loss
- Parenteral Nutrition (PN) ward rouds (every Tuesday).
Referrals are accepted in writing by a Consultant or GP (with consulting rights). GP and self-referrals are welcome; however, these consultations may not be covered by your medical insurance company. We welcome clients who are self-paying or sponsored by their company, organisation or embassy, as well as patients with private medical cover from all major insurance companies.
For information on the low FODMAP diet, which has been implemented by the Dietetics Department at the hospital, please click here.
London Bridge Hospital is continuing its dedication to provide a consistent high standard of care, with the introduction of a Nutrition Support Team. We offer expert advice and support to inpatients requiring intravenous feeding (parenteral nutrition) or those with complex artificial nutrition needs. The team enables the hospital to comply with National Confidential Inquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD), British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommendations for the management of these patients.
The Nutrition Support Team - Dr Jason Dunn (Consultant Gastroenterologist), Katherine Van Den Broek (Clinical Nurse Specialist), Evelyn Toner (HCPC Registered Dietitian) and Seema Vithlani (Pharmacist) – work in conjunction with the patient’s admitting Consultant to provide a multidisciplinary approach to each patient’s nutritional care. The Nutrition Support Team, dietetic and nursing team co-ordinate the nutritional care of patients, particularly when there are clinical indications for complex artificial nutritional support, and / or parenteral nutrition. The team’s main focus is the safe provision of artificial nutrition which includes the provision of wider education to health professionals and patients.
This service is focused on inpatients but is open to receiving referrals for outpatient consultations. A referral or request for the service can be made by any healthcare professional working with the patient via telephone, email or post.
For more information or to refer a patient to the Nutrition Support Team,
Please call: 020 7234 2282.
Meet the team
The Dietetic Team at London Bridge Hospital
Our dietetic department consists of a team of qualified Registered Dietitians who are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Dietetic Association. Dietitians are a key part of the healthcare team, and whilst working within their professional code of conduct are committed to providing a quality service to patients, carers and colleagues.
Diet and nutrition are an integral part of preventing disease and maintaining optimum health. With an increased public awareness, more people are taking an interest in, and responsibility for, their personal wellbeing. Registered Dietitians have the professional knowledge and experience to assess nutritional needs and to recommend appropriate nutritional treatments to help ensure a positive effect on patients’ nutritional status, aid the recovery process, control symptoms and improve wellbeing.
Our department work closely with Consultants and the wider multidisciplinary team to provide a comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service, offering expert nutritional advice on a wide variety of specialities.
London Bridge Hospital dietetic department works directly with London universities to provide training placements for dietetic students, and is therefore unfortunately unable to facilitate independent work placements.
For more information on our service, please contact the Department on 02074073100 ext 42762.
Opening Hours: Inpatient hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Outpatient hours: Monday - Friday: 8am - 7pm
Contact:Evelyn Toner - Acting Dietetic Manager
Telephone:+44 (0) 20 7234 2359
We are committed to delivering a world class experience throughout our patient journey, whilst providing exceptional dietetic care.