Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Service

Providing advice and support on specialist nutrition for children and adults.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information about our service

This service may be running differently, for example, offering virtual appointments.

Please see your appointment letter for details or contact the service. 

Keep up-to-date with the latest information, read our page on Coronavirus.

Contact us

We have staff based at locations across Kent.

Please contact the service though our Central Appointments Team:

0300 123 0861
kcht.centralisedappointmentteam@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm.

Alternatively please see the list of clinic locations below. Please use the phone number above when needing to contact the service. The numbers for the locations listed are reception numbers and not for Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic Service.

Who we are

We are a team of registered dietitians, dietetic assistant practitioners and dietetic assistants working across east and west Kent, supported by a central administration team.

What we do

We provide nutrition advice on a wide range of general and specialist nutritional needs for children and adults. This includes a wide range of conditions including malnutrition; enteral feeding, allergies and food intolerances; faltering growth, gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and coeliac disease; diabetes; nutrition during cancer treatment; obesity management; nutritional deficiencies and cholesterol lowering, inherited metabolic disorders, behavioural eating problems in children.

Across Kent we provide outpatient clinics; group education, visit community hospitals, care homes, and visit housebound patients at home.

We provide in-patient Nutrition care at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate and at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.

We provide assessment and support for patients with enteral feeding.

Our outpatient clinic locations include:

  • Ashford
  • Aylesham
  • Canterbury
  • Deal
  • Dover
  • Edenbridge
  • Faversham
  • Folkestone
  • Hawkhurst
  • Herne Bay
  • Maidstone
  • New Romney
  • Sevenoaks
  • Tenterden
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge
  • Tunbridge Wells
  • Whitstable

How do you use this service?

You need to be referred by a GP or healthcare professional.

If you are a GP and would like a version of the referral form suitable for upload to your local patient admin system, please email kcht.centralisedappointmentteam@nhs.net.

Virtual appointments

Pre-booked appointments only.

We are using a variety of virtual platforms to conduct our appointments, you will be advised which one by your clinician at the point of scheduling your appointment. Please click on the appropriate link below to start your virtual journey.

Read our Virtual appointments for patients page to get the best out of your appointment.

Our locations

Abbey Court

7-15 St John’s Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9TF

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Broadstairs Health Centre

The Broadway, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 2AJ

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Buckland Hospital

Coombe Valley Road, Dover, CT17 0HD

Daily: 8am to 8pm

X-ray: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.45pm

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dressings
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Wound infections
  • Children over one with a minor injury
  • Minor eye injuries and infections
  • Minor back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Insect and animal bites

This hospital is run by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust, please visit Buckland Hospital for more details.

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Canterbury Health Centre

26 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3JH

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Deal Community Clinic

Bowling Green Lane, Deal, Kent CT14 9UF

Our services at this location:

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Dover Health Centre

Maison Dieu Road, Dover, Kent CT16 1RH

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Faversham Health Centre

Bank Street, Faversham ME13 8QR

Health Centre open daily: 8am to 8pm

X-ray: Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

  • Sprains and strains
  • Dressings
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Wound infections
  • Children over one with a minor injury
  • Minor eye injuries and infections
  • Minor back, shoulder or chest injuries
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Insect and animal bites

This MIU is run by Faversham Medical Practice, please see their website for details.

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Hawkhurst Community Hospital

High Street, Hawkhurst, Kent, TN18 4PU

Community hospital

24-hour service for patients, visiting times are 2.30 to 5pm and 6.30 to 8pm

Please see our Hawkhurst Community Hospital page for details.

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Heathside Centre

Invicta House, Heath Road, Coxheath, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AH

Our services at this location:

Please note there may be other services at this location, including services not provided by KCHFT.

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Larkfield Health Centre

Martin Square, Aylesford, Kent ME20 6QJ

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Your comments

June 2020
Margate

Everything was fine, nice and clear and dietitian very good.

March 2020
Canterbury

Lovely, helpful lady. Explained everything thoroughly and gave a clear plan. (Paediatric Dietitian)

March 2020
Canterbury

(Staff name) and her team have been excellent and approachable with good solutions and knowledgeable assistance. I was impressed with the staff's knowledge and kindness. Also the way they followed up when I was moving from radio and chemo etc without being asked. (Oncology Dietitian)

March 2020
Canterbury

Amazing staff. They care and make you feel totally supported throughout. Excellent advice.

January 2020
Coxheath

Good advice given. (Paediatric Dietitian)

January 2020
Canterbury

Cannot fault the treatment received with very friendly helpful staff. (Oncology Dietitian)

January 2020
Coxheath

I have learned where and what to eat better. (Paediatric Dietitian)

December 2019
Abbey Court

Brilliant advice, friendly & approachable and knowledgeable. (West Kent Paeds)

July 2019
Abbey Court

Listened to all concerns and really helped. (West Kent Paeds)

July 2019
Abbey Court

Very impressed with the service and advice given. (West Kent Paeds)

July 2019
Canterbury

My treatment was suberb. (Oncology Dietitian)

July 2019
Ashford

Everyone we deal with is absolutely fantastic from phone calls to appoinments. (Paediatric Dietitian)

Jun-19
Margate

Warm and friendly. (Paediatric Dietitian)

Jun-19
Margate

Kindness and helpful and professionalism. (Oncology Dietitian)

Jun-19
Canterbury

It was helpful and reassuring. Trainer has excellent inter-personal skills.

February 2019
Margate

Excellent care and information. (Oncology Dietitian)

February 2019
Canterbury

Prompt attention and helpful advice and treatment. (Oncology Dietitian)

January 2019
Oncology Dietitian - Ashford

I have always been listened to by the dietitian. Since I was referred my oncology dietitian and all others are a credit to the service of the NHS. Thank you.

June 2018
Herne Bay

Friendly, felt listened to.

June 2018
Margate

Lovely lady and great advice. (Oncology Dietitian)

June 2018
Margate

Very goof with my son and very knowledgeable.

April 2018
Canterbury

Excellent treatment and patient care. (Oncology Dieitian)

April 2018
Abbey Court

Well managed and nicely presented clinic, friendly, helpful and patient staff. (West Kent Paeds)

March 2018
Broadstairs

Lovely staff who were incredibly kind and understanding. Down to earth and relatable. Thank you. (Paediatric Dietitian)

March 2018
Canterbury

Fabulous team work. Couldn't have asked for better service or more kindness. (Oncology Dietitian)

March 2018
Herne Bay

Extremely informative and reassuring. (Paediatric Dieitian)

March 2018
Abbey Court

Very person centred, individual approach relative to my son's needs. (West Kent Paeds)

January 2018
Abbey Court

Very helpful and supportive dietitian who listened to our concerns and helped us formulate a plan for the future. (West Kent Paeds)

January 2018
Canterbury

Great support and very professional. (Oncology Dietitian)

February 2018
Canterbury

very caring service from all staff members. Dietetics gave very useful advice on diet etc. Thank you. (Oncology Dietitian)

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