Nutrition and Dietetic Departments for NHS Forth Valley are located in 3 Care Groups: Acute Care Group, Outpatient Care Group and the MH, LD and OAP Care Group. The Community Dietetic Outpatient Services are based at two sites: Falkirk and Stirling Health & Care Village and provides a dietetic service to a range of patients in a variety of settings including outpatient clinics, community hospitals, care homes and in the patients own home. Home visits are provided on a limited basis. Our team of dietitians work closely with our community food development workers and dietetic assistants who are also involved in supporting some patients who are referred for dietetic assessment and advice.
NHS Forth Valley community dietitians work in a variety of areas including diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, food intolerance, mental health, learning disabilities, paediatrics, home enteral feeding and with nutritionally compromised patients.
The Dietetic Department also offers a health improvement (Public Health) service that helps facilitate positive changes in food choices amongst individuals, groups and communities across Forth Valley. Community dietitians and community food development workers offer support, advice and training to those promoting healthy eating within local communities.
- Visit our Community Nutrition webpages for further information on healthy eating, resources, campaigns, training and contact details.
How can I be referred to the Community Dietitians?
Referrals to the Community Dietitians can be made by General Practitioners (GPs), Consultants, Dietitians, other Allied Health Professionals, Practice and Specialist Nurses, members of the Mental Health Team e.g. Community Psychiatric Nurse and members of the Learning Disabilities Team.
Where will I be seen by the Community Dietitian?
After the dietetic department receives your referral, depending on your condition and reason for referral we may ask you to ‘opt in’. You will be contacted by letter and asked to contact the dietetic department in order to make a mutally convenient appointment or you may be offered an appointment at Forth Valley Royal Hospital or at the dietetic clinic nearest your home address or at the clinic most convenient to yourself e.g. near your workplace.
Community Dietetic Clinics [both adult and paediatric] at:
- Stirling Health & Care Village
- Falkirk Community Hospital
- Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre
Mental Health Clinics at:
- Woodlands Resource Centre, Falkirk Community Hospital.
- Forth Valley Eating Disorders Service at Livilands Resource Centre, Stirling Health & Care Village.
- Rehab Hub at Stirling Health & Care Village.
- CAMHS (Community Adolescence Mental Health Service) based at The Manor, Camelon and 1 Randolph Road, Stirling.
- Mental Health Resource Centre at Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Sauchie.
How do I contact the Learning Disabilities?
Clackmannanshire AHP LD Service
Phone: 01259 290156
Falkirk Learning Disability Team
The Camelon Centre
108b Glasgow Road
Camelon FK1 4HS
Phone: 01324 590513
How do I contact the Dietetic Department?
Community Dietitians – Clinical Staff
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Stirling Health & Care Village
Weight Management Enquiries: 01786 434437
All other clinics and general enquiries: 01786 434046
The above numbers are manned between 9.30 – 11.30am, leave a message outwith these times.
Nutrition and Dietetics Health Improvement Team
Falkirk Community Hospital
Visit our Community Nutrition webpages for further information and contact details.
Food and Nutrition Care in Hospital
NHS Forth Valley recognises that eating good food is key to improving health and wellbeing of patients in hospital. Patients who eat well, get well more quickly and stay well with fewer hospital admissions. Find out more about nutritional care, meal times and dining facilities within Forth Valley Hospitals.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Phone: 01324 566 626 (24 hour Voicemail)