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Community Dietetics referrals

Adults and children referred by Oxfordshire GPs and members of the Oxfordshire primary healthcare teams as well as dietetic colleagues from acute services and MH within the agreed criteria as follows.

Inclusion / exclusion criteria


See also Paediatric Dietetics referrals


Children under 1 year of age with the following:

Single non Ig-E milk allergy but not faltering growth or coexisting allergies

Children over 1 year of age with any of the following:

  • Single allergy / intolerance - (non IgE) CMPA non IgE (iMAP guidance)
  • Faddy eating
  • Overweight - if obesity is a side effect / symptom of another underlying health condition
  • Nutritional Assessment and advice e.g. iron deficiency anaemia, restricted diet due to autistic spectrum disorder, initial assessment only including LD paeds
  • Underweight / slow growth


  • Community Dietetics does not provide a service for paediatric / paediatric LD patients referred solely for weight management advice
  • IgE mediated allergies
  • CAMHS patients
  • Active / current / suspected eating disorder (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, EDNOS / OSFED)
  • General weight management
  • ARFID patients

Enterally-fed patients


Children with complex needs on enteral feeding


Patients not registered with an Oxfordshire GP practice


The GP surgery will generate an appointment referral request with appropriate priority (urgent or routine) for the service on e-Referral and UBRN in the usual way.

An electronic proforma or appropriate letter needs to be attached to the e-Referral system by the surgery within 48 hours for a routine or urgent appointment.

In the case that the Trust cannot provide an immediate appointment, 'Defer to Provider' can be selected and Trust processes will be in place to contact the patient within 48 hours for an urgent or routine appointment.

18WW clock will start on the date the GP or patient makes the appointment booking.

GPs should check their patients have appointments on their e-Referral worklist. This applies to all appointment requests made through e-Referral.

For further information please visit 'e-Referral':


Last reviewed:23 February 2024