As part of your treatment and recovery you may be referred to a dietician. They are part of the Allied Health Professionals at Sussex Partnership.
Good nutrition is vital for general health and wellbeing but is even more important when you are unwell. Dietitians are qualified health professionals who assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems at an individual level – and also advise on wider public health issues in relation to diet and nutrition.
Dietitians translate the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease into practical guidance to support people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
All our dietitians work as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) across all services at Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust. All referrals go directly to the multi-disciplinary team and dietitians get allocated on referral.
Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) at Sussex Partnership are a diverse group of clinicians who have a central role in the services we provide. They are highly specialised and trained to provide treatments for people of all ages in different settings - home, community and hospital. They work to improve health and wellbeing, enabling people to be as independent as possible and to live full, active and healthy lives.
AHPs are the third largest workforce in England. There are over 400 allied health professionals at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, working across seven of the 14 AHP professions, which include:
- Art therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language therapists