Nutrition and dietetics (RLHIM) 

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is led by a senior dietitian who has undergone specialist training and will provide nutritional assessment and advice.

Dietitians provide practical guidance to help people make long lasting changes to the way they eat.

Advice can be given on a wide variety of diets, for example excluding certain foods if a food intolerance or food allergy is suspected.

  • What is the Nutrition and Dietetic Service?

    The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is led by a senior specialist dietitian who aims to provide effective, evidence-based nutritional assessment, dietary advice and support to patients and their carers. Dietitians provide practical guidance to help people make long lasting beneficial changes to aid alleviation or correction of nutrition-related symptoms.

    Advice can be given on a wide variety of diets, for example food exclusion and systematic reintroduction if a food intolerance or food allergy is suspected. This advice will include support and help to ensure the nutritional adequacy of the diet.

  • What are the aims of the Nutrition and Dietetic Service?

    We always aim to ensure:

    • That your diet is nutritionally balanced providing the nutrients needed
    • That advice is based on up-to-date scientific research on food, health and disease
    • That the guidance is practical and individualised so enabling the right food choices for your particular needs
  • Who may benefit from the Nutrition and Dietetic Service?

    Patients with the following conditions may be seen in clinic:

    • Food allergy and intolerances
    • Gastrointestinal problems including irritable bowel syndrome
    • Women’s health issues including polycystic ovarian syndrome, premenstrual syndrome and menopause
    •  Rheumatological and other musculoskeletal problems
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome
    • Fibromyalgia

    There is also a multidisciplinary weight loss programme for patients with a BMI between 30 and 39.9 kg/m² (see leaflet)

  • What should I expect when I come to clinic?

    The first appointment is usually 40 minutes.
    Before your appointment it would be helpful if you complete a food diary for one week, so the dietitian can give more individual and specific advice for your needs.

    Advice on nutritional supplements will be given if necessary, however, wherever possible advice will focus on obtaining nutrients from food.

  • Your appointment

    If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP. Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.
  • Professional education and training

    The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students

 Contact details

Nutrition and dietetics
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
60 Great Ormond Street
London, WC1N 3HR

Patient enquiries
Telephone: 0203 448 2000

GP enquiries
Telephone: 0203 448 2000
Fax: 020 3448 2004

Service manager - Loretta Chinwokwu
Email: rlhimpatients@uclh.nhs.uk (not for referrals)