(2011), "Making Private Practice Work on 24 March 2011 Charlwood Room at Heythrop College 23 Kensington Square London", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 41 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/nfs.2011.01741daa.032
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Making Private Practice Work on 24 March 2011 Charlwood Room at Heythrop College 23 Kensington Square London
Article Type: Conference reports From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 4
Spring meeting of the Freelance Dietitians Group (FDG).
The British Dietetic Association (BDA) is the professional association for registered dietitians in the UK. There are a number of specialist groups within the BDA and the FDG is one of these. It has over 200 members who are involved in private practice and supports these with a web site plus information and regular meetings.
This meeting provided all the key information on private practice for freelance dietitians from a plethora of registered dietitians experienced in making a success of this area and includes the following provisional programme:
Private practice, a personal perspective and experience by Jane Freeman, a leading dietitian and nutritionist, Jane Freeman has worked with The London Oncology Clinic for four years. She also holds a consultant post at The Princess Grace Hospital where she specialises in gastrointestinal dietetics and weight management.
Spearheading relationships with Private Medical Insurers by Barbara Arora. Barbara has a wide experience of dietetics both in the NHS, where she was a Chief Dietitian, and for the last 17 years in freelance private practice in South East London and Western Kent.
Online library services for freelance dietitians by Lisa Holmes whose special interest is paediatrics and having moved back to Aberdeen her private practice addresses the dietary needs of children and young adults.
Business aspects of private dietetic practice by Mabel Blades who was a chief dietitian and now runs a consultancy, nutrition and dietetic services as well as being involved in writing books.
Showcasing a web-based nutritional information system, with particular reference to FDs by Sylvia Turner from the BDA.
There was also ample opportunity for discussions and networking. This included a 30-minute workshop on private practice outcomes.
The day was chaired by the Chair of the FDG – Hilary Du Cane of Marketing Menu fame which is a well-established dietetic consultancy. Hilary is a registered dietitian and a chartered marketer who brings this unusual skillset to organisations as a freelance.