Renal dietitians

 

Our renal dietitians work in the unit to provide a specialist service to people with kidney disease. They offer advice to both outpatients and inpatients.

Renal dietitians are specially trained to understand how diet affects kidney function, bones and the heart and are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). 

More on what we do

What you eat and drink is an important part of your treatment in all stages of kidney disease. Your diet will need to be tailored to your condition and your needs.

Changes to your diet can help to control the build up of waste products (such as salt, potassium and phosphate) and fluid in your blood, as well as making sure your body gets optimum nutrition.

Our dietitians will talk to you about your diet and offer you advice and support. We also have a wide range of information to hand, including diet sheets and recipes for you to take home.

Our team

The renal dietetic team is made up five renal dietitians (some part time) and a renal diet and exercise assistant practitioner. We work as an integral part of the wider renal team.

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

We are based on the Renal Unit, Renal Day Case Unit. 

We also cover the haemodialysis units in various locations in Heavitree Hospital Exeter, South Devon, Honiton, North Devon and Taunton. 

Contact us

The Renal Dietitians can be contacted by:

Telephone: 01392 402524

Email: rde-tr.renaldieticians@nhs.net

Community services

The renal dietitians cover the haemodialysis satellite units in Heavitree (Exeter), South Devon, Honiton, North Devon and Taunton, providing advice and support to patients receiving dialysis.

Clinics

The renal dietitians see patients with chronic kidney disease. We work alongside other members of the renal team, including consultants and specialist nurses. Clinics include low clearance (for those approaching dialysis), haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, transplant, young adult and weight management and exercise.

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