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You will be able to find a dietitian within the NHS after being referred by your GP Practice, or multi-disciplinary team. Your GP may make this referral or you may request a referral yourself. Why not contact the Dietetic Department at your local hospital to enquire whether they operate a ‘self-referral’ system. Consultations with dietitians within the NHS are free.

Freelance dietitians

Alternatively, if you wish to see a dietitian who practises privately, you can search online for a dietitian near you on the Freelance Dietitians website, which is run by the BDA's Freelance Dietitian Group.

You can read about the significant differences between dietitians and other individuals working in food and nutrition in our leaflet that explains the roles of nutrition professionals further.

Find a dietitian 

This search is for individuals looking for a dietitian to help with a private medical issue.