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Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is one of 13 specialist centres for Paediatric Nephrology in the UK, and we share the care of children across South West with dietitians working in local hospitals The specialist Renal Dietitians are part of the Regional specialist multidisciplinary team consisting of consultant paediatricians, specialist nurses including the dialysis team, pharmacy, social work, psychology and a  play specialist.

The renal dietitians provide a service to Inpatients and Outpatients with renal disease across the region. This includes regular ward rounds, weekly clinics, quarterly growth clinics and priority community visits where possible. Geographical restraints across the whole South West mean patients cannot always be seen by a renal specialist dietician, so part of our work is to train and support the patient's local dietician to enable quality dietetic care closer to home.

The renal dietitians are also members of the Paediatric Renal Nutrition Interest Group (PRING) of the British Dietetic Association.

A complex renal diet can be very difficult to follow and our aim is support children and their families to ensure they can understand and children can follow dietary advice alongside medical treatments. This will enable them to achieve good blood levels, achieve the best possible growth and contribute towards overall health and wellbeing.

Dietitian guidance

For dietitian guidance please click here.