Dietitian (FCP)

Dietitians have a huge role to play in primary and community care settings. Hear about the timely and sustainable positive patient impact that new roles have had in dietetic care pathways, People see the right person in the right place, first time/

Take a look at HEE’s overview video on transforming dietetic services.

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Opportunties and Training

Independent Prescribing

Visit our IP/NMP page here.

Funded FCP Modules

You can find out more about First Contact Practitioner training here.

Eating Disorders Community of Practice

Beat have worked in partnership with NHS England to develop an Eating Disorders Community of Practice (launching 1 Aug). Sessions are designed to follow on from the Beat and NHS England Eating disorders e-Learning, specifically our Nursing Workforce Sessions and GP & Primary Care Workforce Sessions (accessed here).Each session takes place on the first Tuesday and Thursday of each month (12:00-13:00), grouped for the nursing workforce and GP & primary care workforce. 
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Dietitian Roadmap to Practice

The First Contact Practitioners and Advanced Practitioners in Primary Care: Dietitian – A Roadmap to Practice is a supportive document that provides a clear educational pathway from undergraduate to advanced practice for clinicians wishing to pursue a career in primary care. More information on Dieticians in primary care can be found on FutureNHS.

Information for PCN's

Transforming dietetic services

Find out more about an innovative new Dietetic led approach to treating Type 2 Diabetes in the community. This sustainable and empowering service enables people to understand and manage their own conditions and to access timely and quality clinical care in primary care settings

Take a look at HEE’s video on Transforming dietetic services, Eat Smart Think Active, Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust.

New resource alert! 

Welcome to the new home of Teaching and Learning Consultation Skills (TALC Skills) and Healthy English:

TALC Skills covers all aspects of consulting with a patient, whether you are a GP or another healthcare professional, and aims to make consultations more enjoyable and more efficient.


These valuable free resources can be used independently by anyone who wants to learn or improve their consultation skills – or by educators. TALC Skills is an RCGP award-winner and its popular podcast has already received more than 28,000 downloads.

Healthy English has been developed to help everyone who works with patients become a better user of English. It addresses the language and communication needs of international health and care staff, their trainers and colleagues working in the UK.

Access to both of these resources is free of charge to NHS people and organisations.

Sign up and join hundreds of other colleagues across the country who are using this trending new resource. 

Find out BDA’s more information on Dietitians in primary care on their website.


Meet Our Team

Natalie Knight

Primary Care Clinical Advisor (Dietitian)
[email protected]