What we do

Bradford Nutrition and Dietetic Service consists of a dynamic team of over 50 dietitians working in acute, community and primary care settings. We also provide expertise in public health nutrition and offer advice, training and resources to help improve the knowledge of others and the health of the local community.

All dietitians working in the service are state-registered practitioners and hold either a BSc in Nutrition and Dietetics or a Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics.

Dietitians advise people on food-related problems to help treat conditions and optimise their health. We do this by helping to interpret often complex nutritional information into practical, safe advice using up-to-date evidence and research. Dietitians are also qualified to assess and treat diet and nutritional problems. All dietitians are registered practitioners with the Health and Care Professions Council.

To maintain our registration we have to show continuing professional development. This means demonstrating a commitment to improving our knowledge, skills and practice and ensuring that we always work to the highest standards.

Staying healthy during COVID-19

Recovering from COVID-19

Losing weight during COVID-19

Vitamin D

Emotional wellbeing

Information for people who have had bariatric surgery

Have you had bariatric surgery? Please watch the short film and click the link below for dietary information during Covid-19.

Who we are

Contact us

To contact us for appointment queries please call 01274 365108.

Adult referral criteria for community and primary care referrers: August 2021

We have undertaken a thorough review of our adult direct-access out-patient service and are pleased to present new referral criteria. We have focused on providing:

  • A range of specialist high quality, safe and effective dietetic services
  • Improved access to our services and timely nutritional interventions for the patients where we can have the most impact.
  • Services based on clinical conditions and not place of residence

To refer to BTHFT Nutrition and Dietetic Services, search for ‘IDCR E-Referral to BTHFT Dietetics’ in SystmOne.

Our newly designed referral template allows you to quickly select the dietetic service you wish to refer to.  

You can download the referral criteria by clicking on this link.

Don’t forget – your adult patients who are under the care of the following teams can access BTHFT Dietitians who work as part of these specialist services:

  • Learning Disabilities Service within BDCFT
  • Mental Health In-patient Service within BDCFT
  • BTHFT Nutrition Team
  • BTHFT Bariatric Service
  • BTHFT Home Enteral Feeding Dietetic Service
  • Proactive Care Team operating within primary care networks 4, 5 and 6
  • Diabetes Specialist Dietetic Service across primary and secondary care

For other conditions where there is no dietetic service currently:

Community Malnutrition
Please follow the Malnutrition Management Pathway   available on SystmOne via ASSIST > Gastro I Hepatology > Malnutrition Management (BFD) or Malnutrition Management (AWC)

Eating Disorders
Please refer to CONNECT or CAMHS eating disorder services

  • The CONNECT referral form & further information
  • IAPT Services available for other disordered eating

We recognise that we cannot currently offer services for every specialty and that demand for dietetic support is ever increasing in community and primary care. The Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme in the current GP contract provides an opportunity for PCNs to access funding for dietitians. We are keen to work with you to support the development of the role of PCN dietitians; particularly how they can work together with existing dietetic services to meet the increasing demand most effectively.


Jackie Loach
Head of Dietetics
Tel. 01274 365108

Sara Hopkinson
Principal Dietitian
Tel. 01274 365108

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff help care for a diverse population, making Bradford a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.