Nutrition and Dietetics - Salford Royal, Salford Community

Nutrition is the study of nutrients in food, how nutrients are used by the body, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. Good nutrition is important as it helps us to stay healthy but it also aids recovery and it is important in all patients.

Dietetics is the interpretation of nutrition into practical and individualised advice to help people make informed and practical choices about their diet to help achieve and maintain health. 

Our team are experts in Nutrition and Dietetics and see hospital inpatients and outpatients as well as people in community clinics and in the patient’s home. We also carry out telephone and telemedicine appointments.  

The community dietetic department consists of seven dietitians and two dietetic assistants working across the whole of the Salford area. We provide nutritional assessments and advice on appropriate diet for specific clinical conditions to adult patients, carers/relatives and staff. Our aim is to provide nutrition support and help patients follow their diet in a manageable and practical way. We also offer training and advice to other health care professionals.  

Diabetes Team 

The diabetes team consists of two dietitians working across the whole of the Salford area to support patients with diabetes how to manage their diet to help control their diabetes. 

Gastro Team 

The gastro team covers a large inpatient and outpatient caseload comprising of both medical and surgical patients. The team provides the specialist nutritional management of adult inpatients with a wide range of gastro conditions and cover a number of wards in the hospital.

Summary of conditions which require dietetic support:

Medical Gastro-Conditions: 

  • Coeliac Disease 

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease 

  • Irritable Bowel Disease 

  • Food Intolerances/Allergies 

  • Liver Disease 

  • HPB Conditions 

Surgical Gastro-Conditions:

  • Oesophagectomy 

  • Partial/Total Gastrectomy 

  • Oesophago-Gastrectomy 

  • Bowel Resection 

  • Anti-reflux surgey 

  • HPB Surgery 

Whether you see a dietitian in clinic, by telephone or your own home, your first appointment may be slightly longer as the dietitian will carry out a full nutritional assessment.  It may be helpful, before the appointment, to think about any questions about your diet you want answered.  

The dietitian will discuss why you have been referred and ask you about your normal diet, lifestyle, diagnosis, investigations and treatment plans. Your weight and height will be recorded along with details of your previous weights and any changes already made to your diet. If you have been keeping a food diary this would be helpful along with a list of any medication taken.   

You will be given advice, information and support including suggested food choices and meal ideas, help with understanding food labels and written information to read in your own time. You will be provided with an individual nutrition action plan with some points to follow until your next appointment.  If you require a follow-up appointment this is likely to take less time. 


Department of Nutrition and Dietetics 
Level 3 Ladywell Building 
Salford Royal Hospital 
Stott Lane 
M6 8HD 


Department of Nutrition and Dietetics 
2nd Floor 
Sandringham House 
Windsor Street 
M5 4DG 


If your doctor or nurse thinks you would benefit from seeing a dietitian, they will refer you directly to the service using the electronic patient record.

The service is available between 08:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday.

Inpatient Referrals are acted on within 48 working hours of receipt. 

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