I have 29 years of continuous and rewarding service in the NHS, having worked at: Greenwich District Hospital London, Cardiff Royal Infirmary, Heath Hospital Cardiff, Llandough Hospital Penarth, Neville Hall Hospital Abergavenny, Prince Charles Hospital Merthyr, Lincoln District Hospital and Royal Gwent Hospital Newport.
I qualified with a Nutrition and Dietetics degree in 1988 with further qualifications in Paediatrics tier 1, C&G Teaching stage. Before entering the dietetic profession, worked as a care nurse in a private nursing home.
I have a great deal of experience in the following:
Weight gain and Nutrition Support,
Care of the elderly ,
Women’s and Men’s health,
My Key skills and work experience include:
Group education programs : Asian Type 2 Diabetes (able to speak URDU and Hindi ASIAN DESMOND), Type 2 Diabetes education in Lincolnshire (spotlight) and in Wales ( DESMOND), lipid lowering, impaired glucose tolerance, cardiac rehabilitation, junior doctors, nurse education tutorials on wards / at school of nursing, diet chefs to enable them to pass specialized diets course, pregnancy, mother and baby , schools, elderly and weight loss groups (LUTU lighten up tighten up, MEND 4-7 yr. old and 7-13 yr. old and Slim for life)
Media work in 2006 was a guest on the BBC wales radio with Jamie Owen for advice on weight loss for adults, questions and answers session and salt reduction for children.
Clinical I have worked in specialist posts in Paediatric, Diabetes, Nutritional support, Care of the elderly, Liver and renal disease, antenatal, health promotion and community dietetics. Recently worked as a part-time senior GP Dietitian seeing a wide variety of clients. Now working in adult weight management for the N H S, as well as privately establishing a clinic with the Springs health club in Newport Coldra court Hotel. Also reaching out to a wider client base through weekly on-line Skype clinic.
Advice for the ethnic minority- throughout 29 years as a Dietitian, able to use my bilingual skills (understands Urdu/Hindi) to address the nutritional needs of the ethnic minority in both 1:1 consultation and group setting. In 2014 was nominated for the Welsh Asian women achievement award.
Producing up-to-date nutrition resources for my clients in – Diabetes, infant feeding, healthy eating, pregnancy, pre-diabetes, specialized diet information for hospital chef and nurses. Recently produced “Impaired glucose tolerance”, “The Ramadan food guide” and “How to gain weight”. In the past helped produce Gwent infant feeding guidelines, as part of a team won the BDA national competition for the production of healthy eating on diabetes 1992, published booklet on healthy eating in pregnancy, Healthy eating, stroke, post MI and angina, HIV and Asian weight reducing.
Nutrition support- Throughout my clinical experience I have seen patients requiring nutritional support in hospital, community at G.P surgeries, home visits and nursing homes. I have been involved in training carers and nurses on the MUST tool, recognizing at risk patients and educated and implemented methods such as the red tray system for the high risk patients in hospital , educated both hospital and nursing home nurses, hostesses and chefs.
Learning Disability- Currently working with two private homes seeing clients,educating staff through a rolling education program, working with chef designing healthy menu options and compiling annual report of my private dietetic service.
Continuing professional development in: gastrointestinal disorders, low FOD-MAP diet, nutrition support, diabetes, obesity, cognitive behaviour therapy, Motivation, learning disability, mental health and eating disorders, sports nutrition, cancer and clinical supervision
Social Media : You can follow me via face book:
mum’s chat line
healthy family recipe
linked in and twitter
I produce regular weekly blogs and health events at the Springs health club , Coldra court hotel by Celtic Manor , Newport to provide you with interesting ways to stay healthy and answer your concerns. My aim is to educate you on how you can have a fun, tasty, varied , balanced and healthy diet.
I am known for a friendly personality that puts patients, from varied background and cultures, at ease. My advice is Patient centered.
My goal is to engage with you and help you address your health issues:
>to show you how eating healthy can be fun cheap and good for your health,
> share my knowledge on specialized diets,
> I do not promote any one brand but encourage food industry to sell products that are good for health,
> I love to teach in a group and cause a ripple effect,
> I can help you find your inner motivation to stay committed to your goals . I’m not here to judge you but work in partnership evoking new possibilities for you.
I am compassionate, a good listener and a registered health care professional who cares for your health. I have a constant drive to seek improvements in the service provided and actively pursue feedback through structured evaluation on effectiveness to support you. I attend training courses within the N H S and privately to keep up-to-date with the latest research information on Nutrition and Dietetics and share this with you.
- CHARITABLE SECTOR
- Cooking demo´s
- Corporate Health
- EDUCATION & ACADEMIA
- Health screening
- MEDIA /PR / MARKETING / ADVERTISING
- PRIVATE PRACTICE
- Recipe development
- School Health
- Social media content creation
- Tradeshows & exhibits
- Workplace Cooking demo´s
- Workplace Education Sessions
- WORKPLACE NUTRITION
- WRITING & EDITING
- blenderised / texture-modified diets
- body image
- cancer prevention
- cardiovascular disease
- Coeliac disease
- dental health
- Eating Disorders
- ethnic diet
- falls prevention
- food composition
- food sensitivities
- fussy eater
- gut health
- Health Promotion / Public Health / Mother and Child
- healthy ageing
- Healthy Eating/Lifestyle/Behaviour/Wellness
- heart health
- learning disabilities
- malnutrition in the elderly
- medical nutrition
- medical nutrition support
- medical supplements
- men's health
- mental health
- metabolic health
- neurological disorders
- nutrition screening
- nutritional supplements for elderly
- palliative care
- pregnancy & pre-conception
- recipe development
- respiratory health
- skin health
- sports nutrition
- Teenagers / Child Nutrition
- vegan diet
- vegetarian diet
- weight management
- women's health
Geographical Areas Served
- South Wales