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Katrina Brown  Registered Dietitian

   

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Currently I am working with:

 

Cumbria County Council Childrens Services

 

Member of a training consortium comprised of two early years trainers, a nutritionist and myself developing and delivering solution focused training for staff in early years settings, child minders. Currently we are developing the READY4Life training for Children Looked After. This will be delivered in the new year.

 

Bespoke Diabetes Training for Care Organisations

 

Looking after a person with diabetes - whether an elderly resident or someone with learning disabilities can be a daunting prospect. Diane Heeley-Creed, Nurse Educator and I work regularly with a wide range of organisations training their staff to understand the needs of people with diabetes and to have the confidence

to support them effectively and safely. Frequently we help organisations looking after individuals with particularly challenging needs. Currently we are working with Knowsley Five Boroughs Council.

 

Diabetes UK

 

I work as a freelance facilitator delivering 'Diabetes Awareness Training' for a variety of organisations across the north of England. Throughout 2013 I also provided dietetic input at many Roadshows in cities across the north east of England and Yorkshire. This provided a great opportunity to meet many members of the public in an informal setting and to provide advice and guidance.

 

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

 

For two years I was Professional Lead for Dietetics, supporting the Dietetics team in West Cumbria, this role included playing an active part in the due diligence process when Community Services joined the Partnership Trust having previously been managed by the PCT.

 

In order to ensure the Partnership Trusts compliance with Regulation 14 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 I was commissioned to review the trusts services and identify any gaps in provision.

 

My clients have included:

 

The Hillcroft Nursing Homes.

For 5 years I was Consultant Dietitian for this group of  6 nursing homes based near Lancaster. The emphasis was on maintaining a good quality of life for the elderly residents, many of whom suffered with dementia and had complex health and nutrition problems.

My role involved working closely with all the staff and residents to implement nutritional screening and to promote good nutrition using a 'food first ' approach

 

Care Quality Commission

 

I worked with the CQC as a practising professional alongside a CQC inspector visiting a number of care homes as part of the Dignity and Nutrition Themed Inspection Programme in 2012

 

LACORS Nursery Meals Project

 

Working with Trading Standards, Cumbria County Council, reviewing the analysis of meals from 10 Cumbrian Nurseries and comparing them with the Carolyn Walker Guidance - Eating Well for Under 5's

This involved visiting all the nurseries and discussing the outcomes. The early years work I am currently involved in (see above), is a direct result of this project.

 

 

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You may want advice for common health problems such as Weight management,  Diabetes take a look at

www.diabetes-training.co.uk raised cholesterol and blood pressure.

It may be you just want to check out your diet because you have low energy levels, or just want advice on how to eat a more healthy diet.

 

Cumbria Care

 

Diane Heeley-Creed and myself have worked extensively across Cumbria to deliver diabetes awareness training to care staff working in Cumbria County Council care homes and Cumbria Care

Diabetes Training

To find out more about the diabetes training that my colleague Diane Heeley-Creed and I offer please go to:

 

www.diabetes-training.co.uk

North Lakes Hotel and Spa

Regular talks on a variety of nutrition related topics for the benefit of members of North Lakes Hotel and Spa. Enabling members to put good nutrition into practice.

 

Other work includes working with the  Danone Activia New You Plan and Which magazines survey of hospital canteens and talks to a variety of different organisations.

 

Helping you achieve dietary change to improve your health and well being