First Contact Dietitian

What the First Contact Dietitian can do for your Primary Care Network (PCN)

Practices are wrestling with a number of workload/ workforce issues

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A First Contact Dietitian sees the patient first and assesses undiagnosed presentations.

First Contact Dietitians

Changes to the GP contract 23/24 moves the focus to improving patient access and improving patient experience.

Our First Contact Dietitian frees up GP time by seeing patients at first contact. Our dietitians also provide holistic care for your patients.

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Main areas for dietitians in primary care:

First Contact Dietitians usually cover these main areas, depending on the needs of your PCN:

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity / Weight Management
  • Frailty
  • Functional bowel disorders and Coeliac disease
  • Care Homes
  • Paediatrics
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We will support your PCN goals


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elderly holding hands



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elderly holding hands

Weight Management

What the Primary Care Dietitian can do for you

Enable patients to self-manage their conditions

Reduced demand on GP time

Make ‘prevention’ possible in primary care

Reduce the need for expensive referrals to secondary care and the need for hospitalisation

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