Who can refer
We accept referrals from all health professionals, including consultants, GPs, health visitors, school nurses and speech and language therapists.
How to refer
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 length/height, body mass index if appropriate).
Please specify clearly on your referral letter if it is urgent.
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.
- 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 allergy/intolerance (if multiple/severe food allergy, please refer to our specialist allergy service)
- Overweight and obesity
- Mineral/vitamin deficiencies, for example anaemia