Macmillan Dietitian for Head and Neck Cancer
All our Dietitians are registered (RDs) and are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about food into practical dietary advice. As well as providing impartial advice about nutrition and health, dietitians also advise about food related problems and treat disease and ill health.
The dietitian working for head and neck cancer is a specialist in this area and can support you during your treatment.
In line with recommendations from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines, dietitians are core members of the head and neck cancer multidisciplinary team.
Patients can be referred to the head and neck cancer dietitian via any member of the multidisciplinary head and neck cancer team.
The title dietitian can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who have registered with the Health Professions Council and whose details are on the HPC web site.
- To provide a comprehensive specialist service to patients with acute and chronic medical conditions associated with head and neck cancer and its treatments, by assessing dietary needs and designing plans to meet these needs.
- To undertake high-quality audit and research aiming to improve services to patients with head and neck cancer.
- Raise awareness of the importance of nutrition by offering high-quality education and training sessions to other professionals involved in the care of people with cancer related eating difficulties.
- To ensure seamless continuity of care.
Patient Information Leaflets
The following booklets will be available from your dietician:
- Radiotherapy – soft diet
- Oral Surgery (booklet 1: liquidised diet and booklet 2: soft diet)
- A range of booklets are also available to help you when eating enough or maintaining your weight is difficult.