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Role Overview

Dietitians diagnose and treat diet and nutritional problems, both at an individual patient and wider public health level. Dieticians work with patients of all ages in a variety of settings, support changes to food intake to address diabetes, food allergies, coeliac disease and metabolic diseases. Dietitians also support people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices by simplfying/translating public health and scientific research on food, health and disease.

Career Pathway

To practice, dietitians must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). To register with the HCPC, completion of an approved degree in dietetics is required. This is usually a BSc (Hons) degree, although there are shortened postgraduate programmes available. A degree apprenticeship standard in dietetics has also been approved.

Useful Links

Select here to find out more about the role, including job descriptions, case studies and more: Dietitian

First Contact Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners in Primary Care: (Dietitian) A Roadmap to Practice

Useful Contacts

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