Mr Henry Wood


BSc in Dietetics

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

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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.


Treatment information

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


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

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

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.

Dietician at Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. 

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.