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Welcome to the web pages for Birmingham Community Nutrition.  We provide nutrition and dietetic services across Birmingham where you can access a range of free services including referral forms for people with diabetes, underweight, gastrointestinal problems, allergies and food sensitivity, obesity class III and home visits for adults and children unable to attend clinic appointments and requiring nutrition support or being enterally fed.  We also provide support to early years settings and professionals through Startwell (http://startwellbirmingham.co.uk/)
 

Who can use the service?

The service is provided for the benefit of children and adult residents in Birmingham, and those registered with a Birmingham GP, providing they meet our referral criteria

Changes to Weight Management 

There has been a significant reduction in the allocation of funding for Public Health from 2016 onwards which has affected some of our services. As a result of these cuts, Birmingham Community Nutrition no longer accepts referrals for: 

  • Weight management for adults, except for a small service for those requiring Specialist Weight Management (referral form)  

  • Weight Management for children             
  • Referrals from health visitors and school nurses to see children for faltering growth.    

 
We are sorry that we are no longer able to offer these services. However you may find the following sources of information useful:

  • The Change for Life website  www.nhs.uk/Change4Life               

  • The NHS choices website  www.nhs.uk
  • National Public Health Lifestyles website – One You. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou#Aklybueh4rZVPCJ3.97
  • Commercial weight loss support groups, such as Weight Watchers, Slimming World.
  • British Dietetic Association Food Fact sheets.  www.bda.uk/com  Simple information sheets providing advice

 If you have any comments or queries about the lack of weight management services, we advise you to email birminghamlifestyles@birmingham.gov.uk or you can write to Birmingham Lifestyles, PO Box 16732, Birmingham B2 2GF.

Who delivers it and where

Our service is provided by Registered Dietitians,  Nutritionists, Nurses, Support Staff and Administrators.

This is a citywide service provided in GP surgeries, health centres, residential care facilities, patients' own homes, communty hospitals and community venues.  

Appointments are coordinated through the service based at:

Priestley Wharf

        

Please find below links to the main pages of our website: