Nutrition and dietetics referrals

Who can refer

We accept referrals from all health professionals, including:

  • consultants
  • GPs
  • health visitors
  • school nurses
  • speech and language therapists

How to refer

GP referrals

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

Please refer using the following details on e-RS:

  • Specialty: Dietetics
  • Clinic type: Select one of the clinic types:
    • Food allergy and intolerance
    • Gastroenterology
    • Not otherwise specified
    • Undernutrition
    • Weight management
  • Service name: Children's dietetic service, Dietetics, St Thomas' site, RJ1

Referrals from other health professionals

To make a referral to the children's dietitians, please post or email a detailed referral letter to the address in the contacts box.

Please include reason for referral and recent measurements (weight and height, body mass index if appropriate).

Urgent referrals

Please specify clearly on your referral letter if it is urgent.

Emergency referrals

Patients can not be referred to the dietitian in an emergency. Children should be taken to their GP or local accident and emergency centre if there is an emergency situation.

Conditions treated

  • Weight faltering
  • Underweight (excluding known eating disorders)
  • Selective eating problems including in autistic spectrum disorders (if severe please consider referral to the specialist feeding clinic)
  • Food allergyand intolerance (if multiple or severe food allergy, please refer to our specialist allergy service)
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Mineral or vitamin deficiencies, for example anaemia
  • Constipation

Referral contacts

Please address referrals to Frances Court-Brown, lead children's dietitian.  


Nutrition and dietetics
3rd floor, South Wing
St Thomas’ Hospital
Westminster Bridge Road
London SE1 7EH