Our Children’s Dietitians are trained to give support and advice to help prevent and treat nutrition-related diseases in children and young people aged 0-19 years.
We provide nutritional advice and expertise to children, young people and their families so they can manage their conditions, which can include faltering growth, allergies and intolerances, coeliac disease or those who require tube feeding.
The Dietetics team will review the information in your referral and then either send you an appointment by post, or send you a letter asking you to contact the team administrator to book an appointment. Once your appointment has been booked we may provide you with a food and drink diary. If so, please complete this and bring it with you to the appointment, along with your child’s ‘red book’ (Personal Health Record).
Your initial appointment will last around 30 minutes to an hour during which the Dietitian will complete an assessment and provide advice based on your child’s condition. They may also weigh and measure your child.
The Dietitian may want to review progress following this initial assessment and will agree how this will take place with you at the end of your appointment. They will send a report to your GP or other referrer, as well as a copy to you.
In some instances we will offer group education sessions in place of one-to-one assessments/reviews in clinic.
Should your child reach his/her goals or you feel able to manage on your own, no further follow-up will be arranged and you will be discharged from the service. We will notify your referrer and GP of this.
If you have any queries, questions and/or need more information regarding any of our paediatric therapy services, please contact Children and Family Health Surrey on 0300 222 5755. They can help guide parents/carers through the therapy pathway, investigate progress of referrals, signpost families to local and condition-specific support services, and answer questions about our services.
Children can be referred by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies.
Dietetics referral routes depend on where you live in Surrey.
Mid Surrey (families living in the boroughs of Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham) referrals are made through the One Stop Referral Service.
For East and West Surrey, please contact the teams directly using the information in the 'Teams and contact details' section below.
Mid Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Banstead, Dorking, East Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Leatherhead and Tattenham)
East Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Redhill, Reigate, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)
West Surrey Team (serve families living in the boroughs of Woking, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, West Elmbridge, Surrey Heath and Waverley)
Cover is currently provided via Ashford & St Peters' Dietitians. Main switchboard: 01932 872 000.