Community Nutrition Service

Delivering nutrition and diet advice across Kent.

Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital

0300 123 0861

King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6EB

kcht.communitynutritionservice@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Whitfield Court

01304 828755

Unit 2, Whitecliffs Business Park, Dover, Kent CT16 3NY

kcht.communitynutritionservice@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Heathside Centre

01622 742340

Heathside Centre, Maidstone, ME17 4AU

Central Appointments Team
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
kcht.centralisedappointmentteam@nhs.net

Facebook /Clinical-Nutrition-and-Dietetics
Twitter @KCHTDietetics

Who we are

We are a team of registered dietitians supported by trained dietetic assistants and clerical staff who deliver nutrition and diet across Kent.

From Ashford, Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Hythe, Romney Marsh, Thanet, Whitstable, to  Maidstone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and the Weald.

What we do

We help patients with a wide range of conditions including malnutrition; allergies and food intolerances; gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and coeliac disease; diabetes; nutrition during cancer treatment; weight management; nutritional deficiencies and lipid modification

Across Kent we run individual outpatient clinics and groups; visit community hospitals, nursing and residential care homes.

The East team will also visit housebound patients unable to make an outpatient appointment.

How do you use this service?

You need to have a written referral containing all medical, social and nutritional history sent by a GP, nurse or other health professional to the Central Appointments Team, or you can be referred by a community hospital.

Your comments

November 2017
Broadstairs

I found the staff very helpful indeed and much appreciated the advice and help they gave me.

November 2017
Whitstable

Very informative and understanding staff.

November 2017
Ashford

The lady was very helpful and supportive.

November 2017
Sevenoaks Hospital

It was helpful to get dietary advice and I was treated kindly and with understanding.

November 2017
Canterbury

Very informative and knowledgeable. Seemed to really want to help.

November 2017
Tonbridge

The support of this service has helped me to achieve a goal I never believed was possible.

October 2017
Canterbury

Useful appointment, provided good info and was friendly and made me feel comfortable.

October 2017
Margate

This apt has been so helpful to me. I felt supported and fully understood regarding my own concerns, wonderful!

October 2017
Ashford

Feels like its given me my life back - I can stay well.

October 2017
Tonbridge

Finally made to feel that my needs were genuine and that help was available.

October 2017
Dover

The dietician gave very good advice and made me feel confident in my daughter's care.

September 2017
Herne Bay

I would be extremely likely to recommend this service because of the help and information given by the staff.

September 2017
Tonbridge

Positive attitude from clinician - friendly.

September 2017
Whitstable

A brilliant service, great team and very helpful and supportive.

September 2017
Faversham

I found it helpful and reassuring.

September 2017
Canterbury

Very informative and supportive, quick at identifying issue and finding appropriate solution.

August 2017
Larkfield

Supportive and helpful advice.

August 2017
Canterbury

I felt really comfortable speaking with the dietitian and felt completely at ease.

August 2017
Broadstairs

Liked the approach, encouraging me to make decisions I agreed with and understood.

August 2017
Dover

Lovely manner - treated son with same respect as an adult.

August 2017
Faversham

We would be extremely likely to recommend this service because of the considerable help and suggestions that we received and how comfortable we felt with the young lady.

July 2017
Faversham

Very informative and positive.

July 2017
Hawkhurst

Lots of useful information. Very friendly

July 2017
Whitstable

Very friendly and professional - offering good advice.

July 2017
Larkfield

Helpful, understanding, non-judgemental and honest.

July 2017
Herne Bay

Thoroughly professional - dealt with all my concerns.

July 2017
Tonbridge

I found it to be very kind and friendly and got some helpful information.

June 2017
Maidstone

I feel so much better and made a huge difference.

June 2017
Whitstable

I felt listened to and not judged. Helpful tips and pointers on how to manage weight loss.

June 2017
Tonbridge

I really can't express how much you have helped me over the past year. I always feel a million times better and more motivated after our chats.

May 2017
Margate

Efficient, friendly, caring, professional clinician . She reassured me.

May 2017
Deal

Very informal, helpful and understanding.

April 2017
Tonbridge

A very valuable service and a highly professional team.

April 2017
Canterbury

The dietitian was very good at what she did and explained clearly and helpfully and in a friendly manner.

April 2017
Whitstable

All the health professionals I have dealt with have been helpful and considerate.

March 2017
Tonbridge

The advice has literally changed my life for the better. My energy and zest for life has returned and I'm no longer in constant discomfort.

March 2017
Ashford

Excellent consultation, lovely manner, clear instructions.

February 2017
Tonbridge

Thank you very much. Feel 100% improved in a year.

February 2017
Canterbury

A very friendly, understanding, information and professional meeting. It has given me great reassurance and confidence going forward.

February 2017
Folkestone

It gave me the reassurance I was seeking to manage my illness. What a lovely lady who explained things in a calm, professional manner - thank you.

February 2017
Sevenoaks

I am so grateful to be seen by Emma, it was obvious that she was experienced and had expertise to help

January 2017
Herne Bay

Very useful and gave me lots of reassurance and support.

January 2017
Deal

Very informative and answered all my questions.

December 2016
Herne Bay

I was given so much hope that I would get better and I have.

December 2016
Canterbury

I found the whole appointment extremely informative.

November 2016
Tonbridge

Service is excellent. I have sung your praises to my GP who was very impressed with your letter and the detail it provided.

November 2016
Canterbury

I was made to feel so welcome and at ease; carefully listened to, even during difficult subjects. Very informative and friendly.

November 2016
Whitstable

Thank you so very much. I am grateful for all the support I have had and am still receiving.

October 2016
Ramsgate

For the first time in many years I feel I have the support I need.

October 2016
Canterbury

The staff are caring, lovely people and they listen.

October 2016
Tonbridge

Emma worked so hard on my behalf. She was incredibly understanding. She is honest, patient and kind. I would never have achieved what I had, had she not been my dietitian. Thank you.

October 2016
Herne Bay

All care I have had has been the best.

September 2016
Broadstairs

Helpful, sensible advice and understanding of the situation.

September 2016
Canterbury

The clinician was first class - I immediately felt at ease. Also she was very informative and gave me hope for the future.

September 2016
Folkestone

Excellent, supportive service.

August 2016
Tonbridge

Everyone I have dealt with in the department has been very helpful and very kind.

August 2016
Canterbury

I was listened to carefully and thoroughly and given positive feedback.

August 2016
Whitstable

Knowledgeable, caring and thorough consultation.

July 2016
Deal

The care and support I have received has always been of excellent standard with consistent information.

July 2016
Ashford

Excellent knowledge. Listened to my needs and showed empathy and understanding. Thank you.

July 2016
Herne Bay

Lots of support and encouragement with useful suggestions and no judgement. Thank you.

June 2016
Broadstairs

Good advice, felt listened to and positive talk.

June 2016
Tonbridge

It has literally changed my life!

June 2016
Deal

I would be extremely likely to recommend this service because of the care and attention given to me by Alison.

June 2016
Birchington

I've been encouraged and had good results.

June 2016
Tonbridge

My dietitian was always professional and knowledgeable and took time to care for me. A perfect service.

May 2016
Broadstairs

Wonderful staff, very attentive and caring.

May 2016
Folkestone

A very caring and supportive service. Thank you.

May 2016
Deal

The team are great and have helped me so much.

April 2016
Herne Bay

Very helpful service. Very encouraging from staff. Information and feed back is always helpful. No negativity from staff. It gives you confidence to achive to do well.

April 2016
Birchington

Found the advice given kindly, with encouragement.

March 2016
Deal

The dietician was extremely patient with me and gave what I thought was very helpful advice.

March 2016
Broadstairs

Positive attitude of therapist. Very supportive.

January 2016

Heather was very helpful and supportive towards me. I felt very positive with the information. (Birchington)

January 2016

Dietitian very kind, polite, good sense of humour, very helpful. (Canterbury)

January 2016

I have been able to talk openly and frankly about my problems and know that the person I am talking to understands. Thanks. (Ashford)

January 2016

The staff are supportive, not judgmental and consider your personal circumstances. (Dover)