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Welcome to Dietetics

The service is provided for children and young people (CYP) with severe learning disabilities who attend a specialist education setting in north east Essex.

A dietitian can help you to:

  • Choose foods that are healthy for you
  • Eat and drink safely
  • Help you understand how food choices affect your health


A dietitian can also:

  • Help you to become more involved in your food choices
  • Teach carers how to help you make good food choices
  • Talk to people involved in your life


How to access the service?

Referrals are accepted from school nurses, GPs, community pediatricians, acute pediatricians and outpatient services, social care and other allied health professionals. Please note, we also accept referrals for children who live outside of the area but are enrolled in a school in north east Essex.

You can refer online by clicking the link below

Click here to view the referral page

Click here to view the referral form

Re-referring to the service:

There may be times when a child or young person (CYP) requires further support from the clinical team and a new episode of care needs to be created.  Examples may include equipment out-growing, a recent growth spurt leading to change in function/pain or a deterioration in clinical presentation or symptoms.  It is expected that all those seeking a re-referral have worked though the advice and recommendations offered by the clinical team previously and can demonstrate in their re-referral request, what has been tried and what new difficulties are being faced.  For musculoskeletal conditions, a CYP can only be re-referred if the information relates to the same joint/condition.

Click here to view the re-referral form

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