Our nutrition and dietetic teams assess dietary intake and provide nutrition advice to help people understand the impact of diet on their health and well-being, helping people live longer, healthier lives.

Depending on need, clients are seen in home visit, nursing home or outpatient clinic setting.

Barnet service information

In Barnet the nutrition support service provides advice and support to patient’s requiring oral nutrition support for malnutrition and home enteral tube feeding for patients unable to meet their requirements orally. The service also provides weight management dietetic clinics for obesity.

All services are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm unless otherwise stated.

Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster service information

The following services are provided in these boroughs:

  • Adult gastroenterology
  • Adult nutrition support
  • Adult home enteral tube feeding

Our nutrition and dietetic teams also deliver individual and group clinical services, providing therapeutic diets to educate and promote lifestyle changes.

Our team delivers services in a number of areas including:

  • Nutrition support and home enteral tube feeding
  • Gastro dietetics

Merton dietetics service information

The community dietetics service provides nutritional management for patients referred with clinical conditions and helps prevent further complications. The service supports patients and carers to achieve agreed nutritional related goals.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Over 18 years of age and registered with a Merton GP.

Barnet referral information

Referrals for home enteral tube feeding will generally come via the acute hospital dietetic service when the patient is discharged with a feeding tube in situ-feeding may be short or long-term. Our community team will accept referrals from GPs and other healthcare professionals to assess if a patient is appropriate for tube placement and initiation of feeding in hospital.

Referrals can be made to the malnutrition service by GPs, other healthcare professionals, hospital dietitians and care home staff, providing they meet the appropriate criteria.

Referrals can be made to our specialist weight management and obesity dietetic clinics by GPs and other healthcare professionals, providing they meet the appropriate criteria.

Contacting the team:

Home enteral tube feeding

Phone: 0208 349 7323
Email: CLCHT.BarnetHetf@nhs.net
eFax: 0300 008 3260

Barnet malnutrition and obesity

Phone: 0208 937 7121
eFax: 0300 008 3168
Single Point of Access (SPA) email: clcht.bookingsupport@nhs.net

Referral forms:

Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster referral information

The following healthcare professionals can refer into this service:

  • For nutrition support and gastro patients: GPs and healthcare professionals
  • For home enteral tube feed patients: GPs, hospital dietitians, district nurses

Referrers and patients can contact our Single Point of Access (SPA) on:

Phone: 020 8102 5555
Email: cbo@nhs.net (Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)
Referral form: revised nutrition support & gastro referral form

Merton referral information

Write to us: PO Box 70926, London SW19 9FS
Phone: 0333 004 7555
Email: clcht.mertonspa@nhs.net
eFax: 0300 008 2122

Barnet inclusion and exclusion criteria


  • Home enteral tube feeding: any patient who has a feeding tube in situ and is under a Barnet GP.

Malnutrition service:

  • Underweight BMI < 18.5 kg/m2 (no diagnosis of eating disorder)
  • Unplanned weight loss > 10% of body weight within last six months
  • BMI 18.5–20 kg/m2 & unplanned weight loss > 5 % within last six months
  • Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) < 23.5cms and unplanned weight loss >5%
  • MUST (Malnutrition Screening Tool ) Score two or more
  • Prescribed oral nutritional supplement

Obesity Service:

  • BMI 40+
  • BMI > 35 plus two co-morbidities*

* Examples of co-morbidities include: hyperlipidaemia, diabetes (not newly diagnosed), metabolic syndrome, hypothyroid, PCOS, hypertension, poor mobility (resulting in disability), sleep apnoea, infertility.


- see inclusion criteria.

Home visits

Yes, for some boroughs.

For Barnet:

Yes for home enteral tube feeding and Barnet malnutrition services, but not for weight management and obesity.

Locations and opening hours

Edgware Community Hospital

Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD
Phone: 0220 8952 2381

Obesity clinic: Tuesday’s 9.30am – 4.30pm
Malnutrition clinic: Friday’s 9.30am – 4.30pm

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Granville Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0JE

Obesity clinic: Wednesday’s 9.30am – 4.30pm
Malnutrition clinic: Tuesday’s 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Richford Gate Primary Care Centre

49 Richford Gate, Richford Gate, Richford Street, London, W6 7HY

Phone: 020 8102 3600
Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support

Colville Centre

Services provided here: Gastro

St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing

Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
Phone: 020 8969 2488

Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support

Lisson Grove Health Centre

Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EG

Services provided here: Gastro, Diabetes and Nutrition Support

Phone: 020 7563 6100

Health at the Stowe

260 Harrow Road, London, W2 5Es

Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support
Phone: 020 7316 6800

Parsons Green Health Centre

5-7 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL

Phone: 020 8102 4000
Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support


Services provided here: Gastro

Violet Melchett Clinic

30 Flood Walk, London, SW3 5RR
Phone: 020 7349 2800
Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support

Victoria Medical Centre

Services provided here: Gastro

South Westminster Centre for Health

St Georges House, 82 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PF

Phone: 020 7963 2444
Services provided here: Nutrition Support

Morden Road

London, SW19 3DA

Phone: 020 8254 8484

Patrick Doody

79 Pelham Road, London, SW19 1NX

Phone: 020 8254 8310