Christopher Slater BSc (Hons) RD

chrisChris is the lead of the dietetic weight management team at Salford Royal Hospital. His area of speciality is the dietetic management of bariatric surgery. He also works in general weight management and using pharmacotherapy to help patients lose weight. Salford Royal Hospital is the regional centre for Obesity Surgery. The Department of Obesity Surgery performs over 500 obesity surgery each year. Advanced

Special Clinical Interests: weight management including bariatric surgery, pharmacotherapy, intestinal failure

Reasearch interests: obesity, nutritional consequences of bariatric surgery, nutritional requirements post bariatric surgery,

Current memberships of professional, national and regional bodies: British Dietetic Association, Health Professionals Council, Dietition in Obesity Management (DOM) UK, BOMSS


Louise Thurstan BSc, PG Dip, RD

louiseLouise qualified as a State Registered Dietitian in 2000 after gaining a BSc in Applied Consumer Science at Manchester Metropolitan University and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Dietetics at Leeds University. She gained experience working in various NHS hospitals until she joined the private sector in 2003. Here she broadened her expertise in adult general medicine, surgical support and weight loss surgery.

As a leader in innovative care provision, she was part of a team that established active patient-led support groups, developed and implemented nutritional screening tools and provided hospital-wide training on therapeutic diets. In 2011 she set up LA Dietitians in joint partnership with Alison Whitworth as a specialist provider of clinical dietetic services.

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