Mr Henry Wood

Dietician

BSc in Dietetics

"I enjoy working at the Wellesley as it allows direct access to nutritional care for patients needing supportive dietary advice."


Specialises in

I am currently the lead Head and Neck Cancer Specialist Dietitian at Southend Hospital. I have been with the hospital for 10 years, starting with general patients and conditions, building experience with common medical conditions (over weight/underweight) specialising in nutritional advice for a number of dietary concerns. I am also a qualified chef, so I am able to plan menus offering targeted nutritional advice.

While I specialise in advice for patients with cancer, guiding and supporting them through their treatment, these skills also translate to support a number of conditions including weight gain/loss, irritable bowel syndrome, healthy eating with diabetes, coeliac disease, diets for the elderly, emphysema (COPD), cardiac health, menu ideas and cooking skills. I also do group presentations.

I have performed numerous consultations with both in and outpatients, with different medical conditions and dietary concerns.

I am the Joint Student (Trainer) Lead and am the BDA representative for the dietetics department at Southend Hospital. I am also the lead Oncology Dietitian at Southend Hospital.

I am a qualified chef with 10 years experience working in restaurants and hotels. These skills allow me to better support my patients. I am a qualified Yoga Teacher, teaching meditation and supporting mindfulness.

I also run meditation classes supporting people new to meditation, building and advising on approaching their own practice. I run classes at Southend Hospital for staff and privately at yoga studios.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Henry Wood at Spire include:

Dietetics

Other treatments

I provide dietary and nutritional support in the areas of:

  • bariatrics
  • cancer care
  • ear, nose and throat
  • maxillofacial surgery

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bladder cancer
Bowel cancer
Bowel disease
Breast cancer
Breast disease
Chemotherapy
Coronary artery disease
Dementia
Diabetes
Dietetics
Gastrointestinal cancer
Genito-urinary cancer
Gynaecological cancer
Haemotological oncology
Head and neck oncology
Hypertension
Inflammatory bowel disease
Kidney cancer
Lung cancer
Nutrition
Paediatric oncology
Prostate cancer
Radiotherapy
Skin cancer
Stroke prevention
Upper gastrointestinal cancer

Qualification and professional memberships

Dietetics BSc / Plymouth University / 2009
Dietetics Bachelor of Science
Dietetics BSc is a degree for those wanting to practice Dietetics as a dietitian.


Professional memberships

Member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Member of the British Dietetic Association


Professional leadership

I am the Joint Student (Trainer) Lead and am the BDA representative for the dietetics department at Southend Hospital. I am also the lead Oncology Dietitian at Southend Hospital.

Current NHS posts

Dietician at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

Personal profile

Diet, nutrition and health all play a key role for me. My day-to-day is supporting patients with their nutritional concerns. My own cooking skills aid me to follow a healthy balanced diet, including treats. My yoga practice helps me unwind and lends balance to my life. I am an active listener and enjoy good conversation.