Mrs Sandeepa Soni
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition
"I enjoy working at The Montefiore Hospital, the facilities are outstanding and the entire staff are committed to excellent patient care."
I am a HCPC registered Dietitian with over 17 years experience working within the field of nutrition and dietetics. I have been a Dietitian at the Royal Sussex County Hospital since 2010, working at the Sussex Cancer Centre as a Macmillan Dietitian and more recently as a gastroenterology specialist Dietitian in the digestive diseases unit. Previously I worked as a dietitian in Nottingham at the Queens Medical Centre which is where I had been a dietetic assistant before studying dietetics at postgraduate level.
Myself and my youngest son both have coeliac disease and follow a strict lifelong gluten free diet, so I understand the impact of dietary restrictions: making changes towards eating behaviours, tailoring meals to a budget, and adapting cooking methods.
I am passionate about nutrition and well-being and like to use a practical approach developing positive, sustainable changes for my patients. I work with patients to develop individual nutrition and lifestyle goals which are realistic and can provide ongoing support.
As a Macmillan dietitian, I provided cooking classes for my patients to highlight how to optimise their nutrition during and after cancer treatment with practical food ideas. I demonstrated how to adapt meals for nausea, taste changes, a dry mouth or swallowing difficulties. I currently provide a monthly health and wellbeing talk to patients who are in remission for their cancer; focusing on good nutrition post cancer treatment and a healthy weight.
I provide a comprehensive dietetic service by working with the hospital consultants, GPs, and other health professionals. I am a key member of multidisciplinary teams within the hospital and also give teaching sessions to patients, junior doctors, and other health professionals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Sandeepa Soni at Spire include:
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at The Montefiore Hospital.