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Paediatric Appropriate Prescribing Dietitian

Central London Community Health Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard working paediatric dietitian to continue to support local GPs to reduce inappropriate spend on paediatric specialist formula and oral nutritional supplements in Barnet.

The post holder will conduct GP practice audits and GP training, and assess clients on the appropriateness of infant formula and/or oral nutritional supplement. The post holder will contribute to the agreement of a borough wide appropriate prescribing guideline development and lead on the implementation of a training programme of local prescribers, whilst working alongside the wider Central London Community Healthcare paediatric dietetic team.

The successful post holder will have expertise in paediatric dietetics - with demonstrated experience in cow's milk protein allergy management and have experience of appropriate prescribing. Strong project management and communication skills are essential, along with the ability to work independently and as part of a small team. Experience contributing to commissioning and evaluation reports will also be highly regarded. Occasional travel to central London may be required.

Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

For more information please see the attached job description.

Main duties of the job

To lead on providing a prescribing support service for paediatric specialist infant formula and oral nutritional supplements (ONS) within the borough of Barnet

To work in collaboration with Barnet GPs to reduce and manage inappropriate spend on paediatric specialist infant formula and ONS in line with local prescribing guidelines.

To report and liaise regularly to the North Central London ICB medicines optimisation team on progress made.

To lead on training and education of primary care partners in best practice management of cow's milk protein allergy with reference to national and local best practice guidance, recommendations, and protocols.

To engage and influence primary care practitioners to improve prescribing practice for paediatric specialist infant formulas and ONS.

To undertake GP practice audits to identify inappropriate prescribing practice of paediatric specialist infant formulas and report back on areas for improvement.

To work autonomously and for a small case of children to conduct initial patient assessments and provide expert dietetic advice in cow's milk allergy and/or nutrition support and refer to specialist services if required.

To work with dietetic colleagues across North Central London ICS to develop tailored best practice standards and protocols in the management of cow's milk allergy, under nutrition and service delivery.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description, personal specification and trust values, for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Dietetics
  • Health and Care Professions Council Registration
  • Evidence of post registration education and training in paediatric dietetics


  • Membership of the British Dietetics Association
  • Member of Paediatric Special Interest Group
  • Supervisory skills training
  • Behaviour change training



  • Post-registration experience in a range of paediatric clinical areas including food allergy, behavioural eating problems, faltering growth, and nutritional deficiencies
  • Experience of implementing paediatric appropriate prescribing initiatives
  • Experience in training/teaching healthcare professionals
  • Experience in the training of student dietitians
  • Experience in contributing to policy, procedures, guidelines and clinical standards development
  • Experience in conducting clinical audits quality improvement and / or research
  • Experience in using behaviour change techniques
  • Experience in contributing to policy, procedures, guidelines and clinical standards development
  • Experience in supervising others
  • Experience of working within an MDT


  • Experience in demand management of oral nutrition support and formulae working with prescribing teams and GPs
  • Awareness of managing Enteral feeding contracts
  • Experience working in Community Dietetics
  • Experience in leading the development of a service
  • Experience of clinical practice in a range of settings e.g. acute and community care
  • Experience of managing complex projects

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Oak Lane Clinic


N2 8LT

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