Support your PCN with a first contact dietitian

Do more of the work that matters. Leave recruiting, training and mentoring your first contact dietitian to us.

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ARRS Funding Dietician

Offer a proactive, personalised, and integrated healthcare service by adding a first contact dietitian (FCD) to your practice.

We support Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in the UK to deliver an FCD service, using the NHS Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS) funding.

Focus on providing support where it's needed. Let us take care of recruitment and supervision.

How can we help?

About Us

Primary Care Dietitians is England's only independent specialist first contact dietetics provider. We are purely focused on supporting NHS Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and their GP practices to deliver high-quality and tech-enabled NHS primary care FCD solutions.

Through PCD, our dietitians will work through the Roadmap with us, and be supported by experienced and Health Education England trained clinical supervisors, with an aim to deliver an integrated and local FCD managed service to provide quality care to patients.

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Dietitians in Primary Care

Registered Dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public health level.

They utilise behaviour modification methods and motivational interviewing techniques as well as innovative digital practice to enable service users to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices to manage their own conditions, enabling a positive impact on clinical outcomes.

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The role of the First Contact Dietitian

First Contact Dietitians may cover one of more of the following areas of practice, depending on their knowledge, experience and scope of practice*:  

  • Diabetes
  • Weight management
  • Frailty
  • Gastroenterology

*This list may be expanded to include other areas of practice,such as paediatrics, dependent on the dietitians’ training, experience and scope of practice.

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Reduce GP workload

By making it easier for patients to access an experienced dietitian without needing to see a GP first, patients will have quicker access to diagnosis and treatment, helping them to manage their conditions more effectively and recover faster, so they can get back to normal life quickly.

Through their advanced clinical skills and acting as a true first point of contact, our FCDs help to reduce GP workload as well as reducing unnecessary patient referrals into secondary and community care services.


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