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.

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.

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

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.

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
Barnet malnutrition and obesity

Referral forms

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:

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

Inclusion

  • 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.

Exclusion

See inclusion criteria.

Yes, for some boroughs.

For Barnet

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

Edgware Community Hospital

  • Address: Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, HA8 0AD
  • Phone: 0220 8952 2381
  • Obesity clinic: Tuesdays, 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Malnutrition clinic: Fridays, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Finchley Memorial Hospital

  • Address: Granville Road, North Finchley, London, N12 0JE
  • Obesity clinic: Wednesdays, 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Malnutrition clinic: Tuesdays, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Richford Gate Primary Care Centre

  • Address: 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

  • Address: Exmoor Street, London, W10 6DZ
  • Phone: 020 8969 2488
  • Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support

Lisson Grove Health Centre

  • Address: Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EG
  • Services provided here: Gastro, Diabetes and Nutrition Support
  • Phone: 020 7563 6100

Health at the Stowe

  • Address: 260 Harrow Road, London, W2 5Es
  • Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support
  • Phone: 020 7316 6800

Parsons Green Health Centre

  • Address: 5-7 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL
  • Phone: 020 8102 4000
  • Services provided here: Gastro and Nutrition Support

Parkview

  • Services provided here: Gastro

Violet Melchett Clinic

  • Address: 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

  • Address: St Georges House, 82 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2PF
  • Phone: 020 7963 2444
  • Services provided here: Nutrition Support

Morden Road

  • Address: London, SW19 3DA
  • Phone: 020 8254 8484

Patrick Doody

  • Address: 79 Pelham Road, London, SW19 1NX
  • Phone: 020 8254 8310