Joanne Brownlow, REGISTERED DIETITIAN (HCPC)

Joanne Brownlow, REGISTERED DIETITIAN (HCPC)

Wigan
Lancashire
WN6

I am unable to take further enquiries until 30-Jan-2017

01257 473372 / 07762 265527

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Wigan
Lancashire
WN6

01257 473372 / 07762 265527

About me

A personal Nutrition & Dietetic Consultancy provided by a Registered Dietitian specialising in the dietary treatment of all digestive disorders, including IBS (fully trained in FODMAP diets) inflammatory bowel disorders (Crohns, ulcerative colitis), Coeliac, malabsorption disorders, anaemias, liver disorders, general digestive problems and indigestion.

The service is provided by a Specialist Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders so you have assurance that you are consulting with a professional that is able to offer the expert help you are looking for. Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated and are the only qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat nutritionally-related medical conditions.

Many people understandably feel overwhelmed and confused with the information abounding on the internet and in the media and don't know which avenue to turn - as a Registered Dietitian I will help you on the right path to achieving long-term health improvements.

(Please note, although I have a wide range of experience and knowledge in diet,nutrition and health, my service specialises entirely in the therapeutic dietary treatment of digestive disorders - I do not provide a service specifically for designing weight management plans/general healthy eating plans or sports nutrition).

My particular interest is IBS in both my established Private Practice and NHS clinics.
The Gastroenterology Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association have produced guidelines for the treatment of IBS, which recommend that Dietitians attend advanced training in order to treat IBS with the FODMAP diet. This dietary treatment has been shown to be extremely effective when supervised by an experienced FODMAP trained dietitian, using the most up-to-date food lists and resources. (The FODMAP diet has been featured on the successful TV series "The Food Hospital" on Channel 4.) I have undertaken this specialist training from the UK's leading Centre for FODMAP diets at Kings College London and Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and can assess whether this is the most suitable approach for you. I will guide you smoothly through both the exclusion and reintroduction phases of this treatment . I will provide you with the high quality booklets/resources from the above establishment as they contain the most up-to-date UK information and food lists in this continually advancing treatment.


Consultations will include:

  • a full assessment and diagnosis of the nutritional/dietary links in relation to your symptoms and medical conditions.
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Professional planning and detailed advise on how to manage your symptoms and meet personal nutritional and health goals through effective dietary measures.
  • Personal diet treatment plan, resources and information, taking into account your lifestyle and personal eating preferences
  • Advise to ensure the nutritional adequacy of your diet
  • Reliable answers and solutions to your nutritional concerns - you will have ample time to discuss whatever is on your mind
  • Reports to your GP or medical Consultant and requests for additional investigations or prescriptions (if appropriate)
  • Access via phone or email to support you with your diet (included).


With 20 years of experience working within clinical dietetics alongside medical consultants from various specialisms, I am comfortably able to determine dietary treatment plans that often need to combine multiple medical conditions and problems. As a HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) Registered Dietitian, you can be sure that these are based on current clinical guidelines and research that are shown to be the most effective treatments to enable you to be in control of and manage your condition.

Whilst my chosen specialisms are mentioned, I have gained a wide range of experience and knowledge in nutrition, diet and health over many years.

The nutritional adequacy of your diet for your overall health & well-being is of paramount importance and you can be assured that this is always taken into account when planning your diet. Also, you can be assured that as a Registered Dietitian I do not personally sell or push expensive nutritional supplements or products to you and will recommend supplements only when there is a particular therapeutic need and will advise on various options of where you can easily obtain them, so there are no surprise add-on charges to your consultation for such items.

Consultations are generally available daytime on Wednesdays/Thursdays or Fridays. Evening appointments may also be available.


Medical referrals or self referrals accepted.
Approved and recognised by all major Private Medical Insurers including BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, CIGNA, Simply Health and PruHealth.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Hons) PG Dip Nutrition and Dietetics. Fully Qualified as Registered Dietitian in 1994.

Full member of British Dietetic Association. Active Member of the Specialist Gastroenterology Group of the British Dietetic Association (currently involved in working group to produce national patient related outcome measures for IBS). Member of Freelance Dietitians Group of the British Dietetic Association.

Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) - the statutory regulatory body responsible for regulating health professionals including Dietitians for the protection of the public - your guarantee that your professional is genuine and meets national standards.  The title of Dietitian is protected by law and cannot be used by anybody other than a qualified and registered dietitian. You can check that I am registered at
www.checktheregister.org Registration number DT6162.

Professional development maintained continuously through attendance at conferences, study days, meetings, Professional Membership of relevant groups such as Coeliac UK and NACC, working groups, information sharing with other medical colleagues and personal study and reading. I was also a speaker at the North West British Dietetic Association Meeting of Dietitians sharing knowledge on IBS and the FODMAP diet.

Kings College UK training for IBS and FODMAPS completed. I have maintained contact and links with KCL by attendance at refresher days to ensure my knowledge is always current.
 
Over 20 years of practising in the NHS working with Medical Consultants in a variety of specialisms, hence obtaining a breadth of knowledge & skills in nutrition, dietetics and health. This range of experience enables me to comfortably design diet plans that often combine multiple medical conditions and problems.

Approved and recognised by all major Private Medical Insurers including BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, CIGNA, Simply Health and PruHealth - check for details.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

HCPC

Areas of nutrition I deal with


* If you have been diagnosed or suspect you may have one of the medical conditions starred above, you should consult your GP for advice, diagnosis and treatment and always inform your health professional before starting any alternative or additional therapies, treatments or making any major changes in your diet or exercise programme.

Fees

Fees are set in line with guidance from the British Dietetic Association. Consultations are thorough and typically 1-2 sessions is adequate as this includes access via phone or email to support you with your diet plan and answer any questions you may have. Optional additional reviews are of course available - if beneficial to you - you are not tied in. The fee structure is set out for your information. There are no hidden costs.

First/Full Consultation (typically 60-90 minutes): £95 including full assessment/diagnosis of dietary links in relation to your symptoms/medical condition and individual circumstances and professional advice to meet your personal nutrition and health objectives. You will receive detailed booklets/resources or personalised diet therapy plans to make sure you have all the written information you need to manage your diet. Also included within this fee is continued support in relation to your current diet therapy plan via phone or email. Any letters to medical doctors for further investigations or prescriptions if needed are also included.

Review Consultations Some advanced therapeutic diet therapies may require a further review consultation to fully assess symptom response and advise and fully instruct on the next stage of treatment.

Review £60 - to review and progress current treatment plan


Approved and recognised by all major Private Medical Insurers including BUPA, AXA PPP, Aviva, WPA, CIGNA, Simply Health and PruHealth - check for details.

Further information

I understand it's important for you to find the right professional to meet your individual needs. Please feel able to contact me by phone or email with any questions you may have and for further information with no obligation. Please note however this is a specialist service for gastrointestinal disorders. Whilst other disorders are taken into account in determining the right dietary interventions, I do not provide consultations for solely for weight management/general diet planning.

Other areas:

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Functional bowel disorders, Crohns, Ulcerative colitis, Coeliac, Liver disorders, Nutritional/dietetic assessment if diet restricted, Fully trained to advise on FODMAP diets.

Wigan, WN6

Type of session

Online nutrition support: Yes
Telephone nutrition support: Yes
Face to face nutrition: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Availability

Consultations available on Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays. Phone enquiries weekdays between 9-5pm (leave a message if unavailable). I am unable to take phone enquiries in the evenings.