Nutritional services


Expert nutritional analysis and advice for our inpatients and outpatients

About nutritional services at HCA UK

Our nutritional services are designed to enhance your care in many ways - from helping you manage a long-term digestive condition to supporting your recovery from an operation or sports injury. 

Need to know

  • What happens during a nutritional assessment? icon plus

    Your consultant and/or dietitian will talk to you about your symptoms, your condition and eating habits in order to evaluate your diet. They work closely with you and other members of your healthcare team to put together an eating plan that's practical, achievable and tailored to your needs.

    You might be asked to take a hydrogen breath test (HBT). It's a simple, non-invasive test used to diagnose food intolerances and irritable bowel syndrome. We also have a specialist sports nutrition clinic, and a clinic dedicated to IBS. Your GP or consultant could refer you directly to one of these.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will tell you how to prepare for your consultation. In the days or weeks leading up to your appointment, you might be asked to keep a food diary. This'll help your consultant get an accurate idea of what you eat and drink, and your eating habits.
  • After your assessment icon plus

    If your consultant has asked you to follow an eating plan, they'll want to see you again for a follow-up appointment. If they have any other recommendations, they'll let you know during your consultation.

Our nutrition specialists

We're proud to work with leading dietary experts across a range of medical fields, including paediatrics, sports medicine, gastroenterology and maternity.

Your GP or consultant can refer you a specialist nutritionist, or you can self refer to our diet and nutrition team.

Our locations

From complex GI conditions to tests and diagnostic procedures for children, we provide exceptional nutritional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

Contact us about diet and nutrition specialists

Our helpline advisors can assist with enquiries about booking an appointment with a specialist in nutrition.

020 7079 4344
This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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