Mary Mcdermott

Mary Mcdermott


01473 279100 (Nuffield Hospital) / 07702 548936

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01473 279100 (Nuffield Hospital) / 07702 548936

About me

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over twenty five years and have held a successful private practice alongside working for the NHS during this time.

My current NHS post is as a specialist eating disorder dietitian. In a private capacity I hold a weekly clinic at the local Nuffield Hospital, where I am also the dietitian to the wards and the specialist Weight Loss Surgery team (Bariatric).

Independently I have recently been registered on the Kings College London list of dietitians trained to work with the FODMAP approach to treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - an area of increasing evidence and success. Other areas of interest include women's health, weight problems (under or over weight), all digestive problems, behavioural eating problems, osteoporosis, diabetes (in particular type 2), mental health and nutrition, and teenage nutrition.

My work includes writing on nutrition topics, giving talks, running workshops and teaching/supervision of Group work.
I write regularly for the website

Training, qualifications & experience

2003 - current.  Eating Disorder Specialist Dietitian with NSFT Community Eating Disorder team.
2013.  Kings College London registration for Dietitians working with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
2012-current.  Nutrition writer for
2012-current.  Co-author in study on Eating Disorders and Diabetes (poster presentation accepted at Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2013)
2011-current.  Registration with British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society
2002- 2013.   Nutrition advisor for Suffolk Osteoporosis Society
1993-current.  Professional facilitator of East Suffolk Eating Disorder Recovery Group.
2015- current Dietetic advisor for Partnerships in Care, Palgrave, Diss.

Other Experience is extensive and spans years of a variety of practical application, writing, leading workshops, menu planning, all backed up by relevant accredited courses.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


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.


Initial consultation fee (60mins)             up to  £100.00
(price will increase if longer consultation time required)
Follow up (routine)   30mins.                up to  £ 65-00

Reasonable email contact is included in price following appointment.

Skype sessions are available. Please enquire about fee.

For talks, article writing, menu planning - please contact for quote.

Ipswich, IP5

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


I will always extend my Wednesday clinic if a waiting list builds up. Occasionally I can be available for out of hours appointments, but unfortunately this may incur extra cost.