• Nutrition and Dietics

Nutrition and Dietetics

The Nutrition and Dietetics Service provides expert advice about nutrition, how the body uses nutrients and the relationship between nutrition, health and disease.


We strive to maintain, improve or maximise the health of individuals, groups and families to treat illness and prevent nutrition related problems.


We provide nutritional interventions and support for a variety of needs:


  • Obesity
  • Undernutrition / unintentional weight loss
  • Swallowing problems resulting from a stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease or mental health problems eg dementia
  • Eating disorders
  • Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Regulation (pre-diabetes)
  • Heart disease
  • Food allergies
  • Gastroenterology
  • Kidney disease
  • Cancer


Dietetic support includes individual dietary counseling, providing individual and group education, motivation techniques, working with support services to help with food provision, the use of prescription nutritional products to treat under nutrition and tube feeding.


We also act as a specialist resource for other health and social care professionals to promote best nutritional care.


Our children's service is part of the 0-19 Health and Wellbeing Service



We accept referrals from GPs and all health or social care professionals using the the following referral forms: 


(Please note: Referral forms can only be accessed by health/social care professionals in Wirral).


Venues / Clinics



  • People’s own homes
  • Residential/nursing homes
  • Adult and Children clinics


Adult Clinics:



Children’s Clinics (Paediatric):


  • Intermediate Suite, Wing 5, 2nd floor St Catherine's Health Centre, Derby Road, Birkenhead, CH42 0LQ
  • Outpatients Department, Victoria Central Health Centre, Mill Lane, Wallasey CH44 5UF
  • Greasby Clinic, Greasby Road, Wirral, CH49 3AT
  • Eastham Clinic, 51 Eastham Rake, Eastham, CH62 9AN
  • Moreton Clinic, Pasture Road, Moreton CH46 8SA
  • Nutrition and Dietetics Paediatric Department, 95 Prenton Village Road, Birkenhead, Prenton, CH43 OTF


Diabetes Smart


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Diabetes Smart is a free course to support local people living with pre-diabetes and type 1 and 2 diabetes.


The free course is facilitated by our trained professionals in venues across Wirral. It’s an opportunity for people to learn about making positive lifestyle changes and managing their pre-diabetes and type 1 and 2 diabetes.


Our free and informative course is designed to help people:

  • think smart - think differently about their diagnosis
  • act smart - make informed choices (healthy eating, physical activity, self-care)
  • live smart - manage their diabetes /pre-diabetes on a daily basis


   How the course is delivered 

It’s recommended that everyone who books onto the course attends a core session first. This session focuses on what pre diabetes and diabetes is and how people can manage their condition. 


Following attendance on the core session there are 8 practical modules people can choose from including:


  • healthy lifestyle
        healthy food choices and support  to manage weight, 2 sessions, 2 hour duration per session
      • carbohydrate awareness
          what carbohydrates are and how they affect blood glucose levels, 2 hour session  
      • reading and understanding food labels
          using food labels to guide food choices, 1.5 hour session
      • keeping well with diabetes
          how to prevent potential health problems linked with diabetes, 2.5 hour session
      • physical activity
          benefits of physical activity and ways to get more active, 1.5 hour session
      • insulin - for people treating diabetes with insulin
          all aspects of managing diabetes using insulin injections, 1.5 hour session
      • review session
          opportunity to review how people are managing their pre diabetes/diabetes, revisiting ways of managing the conditions and sharing top tips, 2 hour session


Download the Diabetes Smart leaflet

Download the course timetable


   How to book a place on the course

You can now self-refer onto the course:


Everyone who books onto the course can bring a friend or relative along (please inform the admin team when booking).

Referrals can also be made via a GP/healthcare professional


Course materials are available at each session, but can also be downloaded below:

Diabetes health profile

Dietary approaches

Food and drinks containing carbohydrates

How many carbohydrates am I having?

Know your numbers

Meal ideas

SMART goal setting

Snack ideas

Support and information 

Questions to ask your doctor or nurse

Carbohydrate reference tables


Physical activities: 



Dance and alternatives

Exercise classes


Specialist groups




   Feedback from people who have attended the course


"It has changed my attitude to diet. Very well explained and clearly made points about healthy lifestyle"

"Every part was useful. I am glad I came and the advice was brilliant"

"I have got a lot of valuable information from the session"

"Fantastic course that will really allow me to self manage my condition"

"I have found out all I needed to know to improve my lifestyle and to live with diabetes. It covered all my concerns regarding diabetes."



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Address: Nutrition and Dietetics, Highfield Centre, Victoria Central Health Centre, Mill Lane, Wallasey CH44 5UF

Tel: 0151 604 7271

Opening Times:

Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm







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Nutrition and Dietetics
Highfield Centre
Victoria Central Health Centre
Mill Lane
CH44 5UF

Tel: 0151 604 7271
Fax: 0151 514 2232

Opening Times:

Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm


Last Updated: Monday, 18 March 2019 12:40

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