Sussex Cancer Centre
 

Dietitians and Cookbooks

Select HERE for our Cookbooks

We are a team of  two specialist oncology Dietitians based at the Sussex Cancer Centre, RSCH.  We assess and treat diet and nutrition related problems. We individualise dietary advice to support all the tumour sites  We support people affected by cancer and their families. We will give practical information on foods to choose, portion sizes, texture changes and meal patterns to help support patients during and after their treatment.

What is an Oncology Dietitian?
Dietitians are registered with the Health Care Professions Council and are the only qualified health professionals that are able to assess and treat diet and nutrition related problems. Oncology Dietitians specialise in cancer care and are able to provide nutritional advice and support to patients at any stage of their cancer treatment. They will help to optimise your nutritional wellbeing and quality of life. The Sussex Oncology Dietitians work in a variety of settings such as your local Hospital, Hospice, Cancer Centres and in the Community.

Download and print our leaflet: ' How can an Oncology Dietitan help you?' HERE

How can a Dietitian help?
You may of heard of a Dietitian, but not know how they can help you with your eating and drinking? Dietitians who specialise in cancer have lots of experience working with people with cancer and their families. They will be able to provide expert, reliable nutritional support and advice. The Dietitian can help if you are experiencing specific dietary problems as a result of the cancer and/or its treatment. They will be able to provide you and your family with practical information on foods to eal patterns to choose, portion sizes and meal patterns to help support you during and after your treatment..Dietitians can also help support you with healthy food and lifestyle choices after your treatment.

How do I get referred to a Dietitian?
Your Consultant, Oncologist, GP, Cancer Specialist Nurse or any other Health Professionals working in cancer, like Speech and Language Therapists can refer you to a Qualified Dietitian.

You might find it helpful if you:

  • Bring a relative or friend to the consultation
  • Write down what you are currently eating and drinking in a diary format
  • Bring a list of questions or queries that you may want to ask the Dietitian

The Sussex Oncology Dietitians are currently based at:

Sussex Cancer Centre/ Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Phone: 01273 696955 ext 4208 and ext 4290

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Phone: 01903 205111 ext 84549

East Sussex Healthcare Trust NHS
Phone: 01903 205111 ext 84549

Patient Information

There are 2 cook books available written specifically for people with cancer having difficulty with eating and /or swallowing; Every Mouthful Counts and Whizz it up, which are available to buy. There is specific dietary advice for people with head and neck cancer and other specific tumour sites available via the dietitian.

Select HERE for our Cookbooks


Contacts:

SCC Brighton RSCH
01273 696955 ext 4208 and ext 4290

Westersn Sussex Hospitals
01903 205111 ext 84549

East Sussex NHS
01903 205111 ext 84549

Cookbook links

dietcookbook

Whizz it up

Usefull Website Links

www.macmillan.org
www.cancerresearchuk.org

www.bda.uk.com