The children’s dietetic team offer nutritional care and support to children and young people referred to from a healthcare provider for nutritional issues.
We are a team of six children and young people’s dietitians and a dietetic assistant and we all work in both hospital and in the community.
The dietitians who work in our hospital team are based at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital.
- Tel: 01642 854777
- Address: JCUH.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Nutrition and Dietetics, James Cook University Hospital, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 3BW
The dietitians who work in our community team are based at Langbaurgh House and the Friarage.
- Email: email@example.com
- Address: Nutrition and Dietetics, Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 1JG
- Tel: 01609 762012
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Address: Nutrition and Dietetics, 1st Floor, Langbaurgh House, Bow Street, Guisborough, TS14 7AA
- Tel: 01287 284074
Referral information for professionals
Referrals can be made by letter and will be accepted from consultants, GPs, school nurses, health visitors, and allied healthcare professionals.
Referrals will only be accepted for infants and children up to the age of 16 with the exception of the children who attend special schools up to the age of 19.
Who to refer?
We accept referrals from consultants for general clinics as well as specialist multidisciplinary clinics including diabetes, cystic fibrosis, coeliac disease and neonatal clinics.
Additional referrals for specialist clinics such as feeding clinics, and children at the specialist schools, will also be accepted.
Referrals for the following patients will be accepted for a dietetic assessment into the general dietetic clinics:
- Infants and children with faltering growth
- Food allergy / intolerance
- Infants, children and young people with medical conditions requiring nutritional support
- Nutritional deficiencies with faltering growth
- Obese children under 5 years of age
- Obese children over five years of age who don’t fit More Life criteria such as those with a learning difficulty, or English is not a first language. Consultant referrals will also be accepted for those with a BMI above the 91st centile with no comorbidities.
We are not able to accept
- Fussy eaters/ feeding difficulties without evidence of faltering growth
- Iron deficiency anaemia
- Weaning information
- Reflux without faltering growth or milk intolerance
- Inflammatory bowel disease (These patients are under the care of the dietitian’s at Newcastle or North Tees)
- Obesity in children 5 years or over