Miss Ruth Conroy

Specialist Dietitian

BSc (Hons), SRD


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I qualified in 1994 from the University of Surrey with a BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (SRD), following my training at University College/Middlesex Hospital London. I have a wide range of experience of adult clinical dietetics, and worked as the lead specialist oncology dietitian for 11 years at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Northwood. I have extensive experience of providing dietetic care and nutritional support for oncology patients.

Since 2011 after completing training on the low FODMAP* diet at King’s College, London I have started using the low FODMAP approach to treating IBS patients.

I work closely with gastroenterologists and oncologists to provide high quality care for all patients.

I maintain up to date practice through continuous professional development- attending regular workshops, short courses and meetings. I strive to provide excellent standard of dietetic care and improve patient outcomes.  

*The low FODMAP diet is a diet low in fermentable carbohydrates which has been shown to be effective in improving symptoms of IBS.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Miss Ruth Conroy at Spire include:

Dietetics

Other treatments

  • Cancer and palliative care
  • Gastroenterology disorders including, IBS using the low FODMAP diet, coeliac disease, and diverticular disease
  • Nutritional support including patients with dysphagia
  • Weight management, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes (not on insulin)

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Clinical interests

Cancer and palliative care; Gastroenterology disorders – including IBS using the low FODMAP diet, coeliac disease; Nutritional support – including patients with dysphagia; Weight management

Contact information

Telephone 0800 585 112