Ms Caroline Laidlaw
BSc (Hons) in Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics (Kings College)
I am an experienced freelance dietitian and have worked in private practice since 2004 and joined the Montefiore Hospital when its doors opened in 2012. I am passionate about the important role food and nutrition plays in health and wellbeing and offers practical and realistic individualised nutrition care plans and ongoing support. My experience over the last 28 years, in a wide variety of clinical specialities brings a wealth of dietetic knowledge into my consultations.
I am one of the first dietitians in the UK to be fully trained in the low FODMAP approach (low fermentable carbohydrate diet) for irritable bowel and I have great success and extensive experience in this field; helping hundreds of patients manage their symptoms and forming individualised nutrition and lifestyle plans.
I work closely with the hospital consultants and GPs to provide a comprehensive dietetic service and am an integral and core member of the multidisciplinary team clinics at the Montefiore: The Sussex IBS clinic and Brighton Bariatric Service.
I studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Kings College London, qualifying with distinction in 1990. Since then I have worked as a Specialist Dietitian in the NHS at a variety of teaching Hospitals including Charing Cross and Westminster, St Marys (Paddington), Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary before settling on the South Coast at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton in 2002. Specialities include Gastroenterology (irritable bowel), Oncology, Malnutrition/ Nutritional Support, HIV, Community Development work, Obesity and Bariatrics, Mental Health (including dementia).
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Ms Caroline Laidlaw at Spire include:
I, like many dietitians, am a complete foodie and love experimenting with recipes and adapting them in the kitchen - changing flavours and ingredients. I believe that food should be a great pleasure in life and enjoy trying out the wonderful selection of restaurants in the Brighton and Hove area with my husband and 2 teenage children.
I am a keen swimmer, enjoy pilates, walking, and spending time with friends and family.