Dietetics and Nutrition

Dietitians are qualified and regulated health professionals who assess, diagnose, and treat dietary and nutritional problems.

There are a team of dietitians in the transplant unit who can offer support in a range of areas such as:

  • Healthy eating
  • Nutrition for those with a reduced appetite/unintentional weight loss
  • Helping you lose weight
  • Blood sugar control and reducing your risk of diabetes
  • Reducing your cholesterol or triglycerides (fat in your blood)
  • Reducing your blood pressure
  • Increasing strength
  • Digestive issues such as reflux, constipation, or diarrhoea
  • Fluid management

If you would like an appointment with the dietitians, you can contact the Transplant unit on 0161 291 2200 to request a face-to-face appointment alongside your next clinic appointment (we will do our best to accommodate an appointment on the same day, but this cannot be guaranteed). Alternatively, you can request a telephone appointment with a dietitian.

Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and alternative Thursdays.

Meet the team

We have a team of 5 dietitians and 1 dietetic assistant who work with the transplant and LVAD team.

Ann-Marie Nixon -Team lead, Dietitian

Kelly Scanlon – Dietitian

Kimberley Kontopantelis – Dietitian

Helen Reid – Dietitian

Grace Cooper – Dietitian

Bridget Battye – Dietetic Assistant

To monitor your energy intake use the NHS calorie checker. You can search for the food you have eaten and check how many calories you have consumed

Meal Ideas

Check out the websites below for meal and snack ideas. When checking the calorie content remember to look at the calories per portion.

Food Labelling

Nutrition labels can help you make healthier choices buy choosing products lower in salt, sugar and fat. When tracking the calories remember to look at the total calories per portion.


  • Easy Meals – calorie controlled recipes

the Transplant unit Wythenshawe Hospital Southmoor Rd Manchester M23 9LT