Mrs Elsie Friel

Specialist Dietitian

MSc PgCert BSc (Hons) RD

"The atmosphere at Spire Norwich Hospital is so friendly and supportive, I love working there."

Specialises in

I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist with a keen interest in diabetes and have been specialising as a diabetes dietitian for the last 10 years. I also have an interest in food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition therapy for fertility, sports nutrition and sustainable diets.

I have been working as a dietitian in the NHS for 20 years. I have worked in many areas of dietetics including, ITU, renal, gastroenterology (allergies, IBS and IBD) and weight management.

I am an educator for several structured diabetes programmes.

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Elsie Friel at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Food intolerances
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Nutrition
  • Nutrition therapy for fertility
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sustainable diets

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Additional information


Diabetes, food intolerances, irritable bowel syndrome, nutrition therapy for fertility, sports nutrition and plant-based diets.

BSc Dietetics / University of Pretoria, South Africa / 1998
Bachelor of Science, Dietetics

PgCert in Sports and Exercise Nutrition / Coventry University / 2011
Post Graduate Certificate in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

MSc in Clinical Research / University of East Anglia / 2020
Masters Degree in Clinical Research

Professional memberships

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

British Dietetic Association (BDA)

Specialist Diabetes Dietitian and Team Lead