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Our paediatric nutrition and dietetic service is a team of registered dietitians specialised in paediatric nutrition who provide specialist children’s dietetic services.

The service provides support for children with food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

The Barnet service offers individual consultations for:

  • Home Enteral Tube Feeding
  • Appropriate prescribing

The service can be contacted by:

These boroughs offer individual consultations for:

  • Managing food allergies
  • Treating diagnosed nutrient deficiencies
  • Home tube feeding
  • Managing faddy eating
  • Managing obesity and weight related issues
  • Managing faltering growth
  • Appropriate prescribing

The service can be contacted on:

Clinics in these boroughs run at the following locations and times:

  • Monday at Violet Melchett Clinic, 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday at Lisson Grove Health Centre, 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday at Woodfield Road Medical Centre and Bessborough Health Centre, 9am to 5pm
  • Friday at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9am to 5pm

Children can be referred by their GP, paediatrician, nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professionals.

  • For referrals to Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster phone: 020 7266 8764
  • For referrals to Barnet phone: 020 8349 7073

Further information

Inclusion criteria

  • Be registered with a GP in Barnet
  • Home enteral feeding- gastrostomy or nasogastric tube in situ
  • Allergy formulae - for appropriate prescribing assessment, advice and management

Inclusion criteria

Be registered with a GP in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and meet the referral criteria below:

  • Allergies & intolerances
  • Behavioural eating problems
  • Restricted range in diet e.g. Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Long term fussy eaters who have not responded to first line advice
  • >2 centiles difference in weight and height
  • Obesity : BMI ≥ 98th centile (obese) using UK 1990 reference chart for age and gender
  • Nutrient Deficiencies e.g. Iron deficiency anaemia, vitamin D deficiency rickets Supported by blood test results or medical reports
  • Faltering Growth defined as 2+ centile lines difference between weight and height/length (on repeated weights)/ Weight crossing two or more centiles or Weight below the 0.4 centile
  • Review of prescribed Oral nutritional supplements (ONS)
  • Enteral Feeding Tube Feeding (NGT/NJT/PEG/PEJ/PEG-J)
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions e.g. Constipation/  Diarrhoea

Home visits are available to those children who are enterally fed.

Violet Melchett Clinic

  • Postcode: SW3 5RR
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm

Lisson Grove Health Centre

  • Postcode: NW8 8EG
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm

Oak Lane Clinic

  • Address: Oak Lane London, N2 8LT
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm

Woodfield Road Medical Centre

  • Postcode: W9 3XZ
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm

Bessborough Health Centre

  • Postcode: SW1V 2JD
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm

St Charles Health Centre for Health and Wellbeing

  • Postcode: W10 6DZ
  • Clinic opening times: 9am to 5pm