Our paediatric nutrition and dietetic service is a team of registered dietitians specialised in paediatric nutrition who provide specialist children’s dietetic services.

The service provides support for children with food allergy and intolerance, coeliac disease, complex obesity, dysphagia, enteral feeding, gastroenterology, faltering growth and malnutrition, restricted diets, special needs, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Barnet service information

The Barnet service offers individual consultations for:

  • Home tube feeding
  • Appropriate prescribing

The service can be contacted by phone: 020 8349 7073
Email: clcht.paediatricnutrition@nhs.net

Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster service information

These boroughs offer individual consultations for:

  • Managing food allergies
  • Treating diagnosed nutrient deficiencies
  • Home tube feeding
  • Managing faddy eating
  • Managing obesity and weight related issues
  • Managing faltering growth
  • Appropriate prescribing

The service can be contacted on:

For Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster phone: 020 7266 8764.
Email: clcht.paediatricnutrition@nhs.net

Clinics in these boroughs run at the following locations and times:

Monday at Violet Melchett Clinic, 9am - 5pm

Tuesday at Lisson Grove Health Centre, 9am - 5pm

Wednesday at Oak Lane Clinic, Oak Lane London, 9am - 5pm

Thursday at Woodfield Road Medical Centre and Bessborough Health Centre, 9am - 5pm

Friday at St Charles Centre for Health and Wellbeing, 9am - 5pm

Referral information

Children can be referred by their GP, paediatrician, nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professionals.
For referrals to Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster phone: 020 8102 3571.
For referrals to Barnet phone: 020 8349 7073.

Email: clcht.paediatricnutrition@nhs.net

Further information:

Barnet inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria:

  • Be registered with a GP in Barnet
  • Home enteral feeding- gastrostomy or nasogastric tube in situ
  • Allergy formulae - for appropriate prescribing assessment, advice and management

Further information:

CLCH Barnet Infant formula prescribing guidance 2017

Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteria:

Be registered with a GP in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and meet the referral criteria below:

Allergies & intolerances

  • Allergic symptoms to known/possible food allergens
  • Behavioural eating problems
  • Restricted range in diet e.g. Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Long term fussy eaters who have not responded to first line advice
  • >2 centiles difference in weight and height
  • Obesity : BMI ≥ 98th centile (obese) using UK 1990 reference chart for age and sex

Nutrient Deficiencies

  • Iron deficiency anaemia, vitamin D deficiency rickets
  • Supported by blood test results or medical reports
  • Poor calcium intake, vegan diets

Faltering Growth

  • 2+ centile lines difference between weight and height/length (on repeated weights)
  • Weight crossing two or more centiles
  • Weight below the 0.4 centile
  • On nutritional supplements
  • Home enteral tube feeding
  • Enteral Feeding Tube in place (NGT/NJT/PEG/PEJ/PEG-J)

Gastrointestinal Conditions

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

Exclusion criteria:

  • Hammersmith & Fulham patients
  • Patients >19 years (over this age should be referred to adult dietetic services)
  • Patients who are not registered with a Barnet, Kensington and Chelsea or Westminster GP
  • Children under acute dietetic care
  • Reflux in the absence of growth pattern concerns
  • Normal weaning advice
  • Normal healthy eating advice
  • Diagnosed eating disorders


Home visits

Home visits are available to those children who are enterally fed.

Locations and openings hours

Violet Melchett Clinic

Clinic open: 9am - 5pm

Lisson Grove Health Centre

Clinic open: 9am - 5pm

Oak Lane Clinic

Oak Lane London, N2 8LT
Clinic open: 9am - 5pm

Woodfield Road Medical Centre

W9 3XZ
Clinic open: 9am - 5pm

Bessborough Health Centre

Clinic open: 9am - 5pm

St Charles Health Centre for Health and Wellbeing

W10 6DZ
Clinic open: 9am - 5pm