Community Nutrition Service

Delivering nutrition and diet advice across Kent.

Contact us

Central Appointments Team
0300 123 0861
kcht.centralisedappointmentteam@nhs.net
Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

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.

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.

Your comments

December 2019
Larkfield

This service is invaluable in terms of helping me take responsibilty for my own health and eating patterns - non judgemental and very encouraging.

December 2019
Larkfield

Consultant was very helpful. Did not feel rushed, good information.

July 2019
Edenbridge

Really pleased to have someone to help me through the problem.

July 2019
Canterbury

Lovely lady. Very knowledgeable and great listener.

July 2019
Tonbridge

Very helpful information around a health balanced lifestyle.

July 2019
Whitstable

Very useful service. The staff have all been so supportive and helpful.

Jun-19
Larkfield

Very helpful, spent a lot of time listening/helping with symptoms.

Jun-19
Tonbridge

First time and very informative plus reading books for good information.

Jun-19
Tenterden

Doctor excellent and very helpful.

Jun-19
Dover

Very helpful and accessible advice given in a friendly way.

February 2019
Canterbury

I felt I was listened to, and was given time to talk about my problems. At last someone is helping me.

February 2019
Ashford

I was very pleased with the talk I had with the dietitian, couldn't of gone better .

February 2019
Margate

Very friendly assurance.

February 2019
Tonbridge

Advice and information given was precise and very helpful. A follow-up appointment was advised.

January 2019
Ashford

It has given me a different perspective on how things have been. Wishing I'd been referred years ago so thank you. 

January 2019
Canterbury

Very full discussion with time available to raise issues. Very good advice and guidance. 

January 2019
Larkfield

The lady was extremely helpful, she listend to gain a whole picture of my situation and was not rushed.

May 2018
Faversham

I felt like I was listened to and the range of questions asked were appropriate and thorough.

May 2018
Whitstable

Friendly, very helpful, knowledgeable guidance that has led to a significant improvement in my health (and enjoyment of life).

April 2018
Deal

We were given a really useful and understandable amount of information.

April 2018
Ashford

Helpful and professional advice that worked well for myself.

March 2018
Canterbury

The dietitian was warm and welcoming and gave good sensible advice.

March 2018
Deal

I have been extremely satisfied with the level of care and advice I have received throughout my appointments with my dietitian. The knowledge and advice around diet and nutrition has definitely helped me manage my daughter better.

January 2018
Tonbridge

Thank you very much for your patience, competence and kindness.

January 2018
Whistable

Very helpful, informative and good listener. Pleased with positive outcome.

February 2018
Canterbury

Very thorough dietitian appointment. Very pleasant manner. Extremely helpful suggestions, planned follow up.

February 2018
Margate

I felt at ease and relaxed. I felt I could talk freely.