Nutrition and dietetic service

Good health is fundamental to leading a full and active life. The right nutrition is an important step towards good health.
Registered dietitians are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition related problems.

Our dietitians use the most up-to-date research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

We do this by:

  • advising patients and carers on how to manage dietary changes in a practical manner by using motivational interviewing and behaviour change techniques in general practice and all specialist areas e.g. FODMAP Clinics for IBS
  • advising patients and carers on the most suitable products to manage clinical conditions, for example, artificial nutrition at home
  • training other health professionals, including: using the malnutrition universal screening tool, which can assist in preventing and treating malnutrition     

Our nutrition and dietetics service is available to people of all ages from birth onwards.

We work in various locations throughout south west Essex, dependant on our patients’ needs, including:

  • community inpatient wards
  • clinics
  • patients’ homes
  • care homes
  • hospices

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon and Thurrock

Adult Community Nutrition & Dietetics
Mayflower Community Hospital
Blunts Wall Road
CM12 9SA
Tel: 0300 300 1502

Opening times: 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted by posting the referral form or via SystmOne.