Dietitian

Dietitians are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose, and treat diet and nutrition problems. Dietitians help to promote nutritional well-being, treat disease, and prevent nutrition related problems as well as providing advice based on current scientific evidence. On this page you will find information on what training and development and support is available to dietitians working in primary care.

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Resources and Support:

info@bda.uk.com – email to get added on to the forums and for comments about any of the resources

HEE Roadmaps: supportive documents that will cover the expectations and training requirements of FCP dietitians in primary care (due for publication July 2021)

PCN Dietitian Band 7-8a Job Description
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Dietitians in Primary Care for Dietetic Managers
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Networking:

The BDA runs a dietitians forum. To join email info@bda.uk.com

Training and Development Opportunities:

License for CDEP Courses - CDEP has five levels (as per the UK Diabetics Competency Framework.

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For all professionals who come into contact with children and young people with asthma.

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The Dementia Interpreter course will allow you to begin to learn the language of dementia, and truly understand how communication can change for people living with dementia.

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Please note that The Training Hub are unable to provide funding for these courses and they will need to be funded by your practice/PCN or self-funded. There are some free courses, and prices start from as low as £10.

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How to Use Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Tools to Cultivate Resilience During Uncertain Times.

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This is a comprehensive in-depth resource on frailty in older people.  It is aimed at health and social care professionals who provide care and services for older people living with frailty.

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This CPD course is suitable for frontline workers supporting those impacted by suicide working in Hertfordshire and West Essex.

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The Hertfordshire and West Essex ICS Training Hub have set up a collaborative research forum. We are keen for all clinicians and/or practices to be part of this forum.

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Interactive online learning ‘ECHO’ networks for health and social care professionals who deliver end of life care to share knowledge on relevant topics, bringing together communities of practice with a shared goal. From Marie Curie.

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The Health and Wellbeing Subgroup are running monthly menopause awareness sessions, one for staff and one for managers.

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Training for: PCN staff including GP’s: Opportunity to practice basic suicide prevention skills in a psychologically safe setting (Risk assessment / formulation and safety planning)

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The new Oliver McGowan training on Learning Disability and Autism is being rolled out across health and social care in Hertfordshire and west Essex.

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Please see below a list of Hospice's across Hertfordshire and West Essex which offer an education programme. Please use the links under each hospice to find out more.

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Monthly IPC and COVID guidance update webinars

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This 15-minute course aims to provide education and raise awareness of vulval cancer.

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Course fee: Fully funded*, and only available for providers within the Herts & West Essex Integrated Care System

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ZSA's FREE online training courses teach you the skills and confidence to have a potentially life-saving conversation with someone you’re worried about.

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Related News & events

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Apr 2022

Launch of the new staff support service for Long Covid or Menopause throughout the whole of Hertfordshire and West Essex

This aims to help staff with Long Covid or Menopause symptoms which include: fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog, anxiety issues and joint pain.

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Feb 2022

Associate Principal Investigator Scheme

The Associate Principal Investigator Scheme aims to develop doctors, nurses and other health professionals to become the Principal Investigators (PIs) of the future.