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MBBS, MRCPCH, DipNT, MBANT AFMCP

About me

  • I am a fully qualified and experienced NHS doctor and practising Paediatrician, with special interests in child development, behaviour, growth and nutrition.
  • I am also a registered naturopathic Nutritional Therapist & Functional Medicine practitioner working in private Children's multidisciplinary clinics
  • I specialise in all aspects of Child Health & Nutrition for children of all ages.
  • I also see women in pregnancy, support Mother and Baby health and nutrition, and advise on Postnatal health and breastfeeding.
  • I regularly lecture and speak at events and workshops for both professionals and public. I also do online talks and seminars.
  • I am involved in the promotion of Lifestyle Medicine in the medical profession.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Qualified Medical Doctor (GMC registered since 1993)
  • NHS Paediatrician (Member of Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health 1999)
  • Diploma in Nutritional Therapy (College of Naturopathic Medicine 2012)
    Full member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT)
    Registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)
  • Functional Medicine Practitioner (AFMCP 2018)

Health Via Nutrition Clinics running in Marylebone and West London since 2013

Podcast about my work and experience with Dr Rangan Chatterjee:

https://drchatterjee.com/episode-9-childhood-obesity-fussy-eating-dr-venita-patel/

Member organisations

CNHC

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

The CNHC encompasses many types of alternative therapy, including massage, aromatherapy and nutrition.

In order to be admitted to the register a practitioner must have studied to the National Occupational Standards for that profession/discipline, or have reached the equivalent of the National Occupational Standards through other relevant training or at least three years of experience and been assessed by their peers.

A practitioner must also have professional insurance and agree to abide by the CNHC Code of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.

BANT

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy is the professional body for Nutritional Therapists.

There are different BANT membership classes, including Full Member, Fellow Member and Student Member.

All BANT practitioners must have met the required standards of training, be fully insured and adhere to the BANT Code of Ethics and Practice.

Accredited register membership

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council

Nutrition topics

Information about health conditions (*)

Nutritional therapy can help enhance the well-being of individuals diagnosed with serious medical conditions, but should not take the place of medical treatment and advice. If you have been diagnosed with - or suspect you may have - any of these conditions, please speak to your doctor before starting nutritional therapy or making any major changes to your diet or lifestyle.

Fees

From £75.00 to £325.00
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Free 15 minute Pre-consultation Telephone call

  • Initial Appointment plus Plan/test organisation (60-90 minutes) 
  • Follow Up appointment Plus plan (45-60 minutes) 

Video and Telephone Consultations available

When I work

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Further information

I work in two dedicated Children's clinics with a warm and welcoming environment, alongside other children's therapists and practitioners.

I have worked as a doctor in child health for over 25 years, and also have my own children, so I find it easy to gain rapport with children and young people of all ages. I have developed an intuitive sense of how to approach child health and wellbeing concerns, and always establish an empathic relationship with parents.

Most UK Nutritional therapists are not trained to work with children and families, so my skills are unique in this field.

Children's Wellness Centre, 27a Fishers Lane, Chiswick, London, W4 1RX

Hopetree Clinic, 2 Deanhill Road, London, SW14 7DF

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Families

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Nutritionist to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

-Pram and pushchair friendly -Nappy-changing facilities -Child friendly with toys

Additional languages

Gujarati

Online platforms

Doxy
Whatsapp
Zoom

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