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Julie Thompson is a Health and Care Professions Council registered Clinical Specialist Dietitian working in the NHS and private practice. She started work at North Manchester General Hospital in general dietetics and then joined Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust in 2008, specialising in gastroenterology dietetics and nutrition support. She has interests in gastroenterology and has experience in treatment of food intolerances and dietary treatment of conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, colitis and coeliac disease. She has experience in treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with diet, including being trained to use The Low FODMAP dietary approach to reduce functional bowel symptoms. For Crohn’s disease, she has experience of use of elemental, polymeric and the LOFFLEX dietary treatment, working closely with Gastroenterologists to help patients achieve remission.
Areas of interest
Irritable Bowel Syndrome including being trained to provide the Low FODMAP diet; Coeliac Disease; Crohn's Disease; Ulcerative Colitis; Colitis; Food Intolerances; Food Allergy; Nutrition Support; Dietary advice for upper and lower GI surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Gastroenterology Specialist Dietitian Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Dietary Advisor for The IBS Network the UK charity for patients with this condition.
British Dietetic Association systematic review of systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines for the use of probiotics in the management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update) Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
British Dietetic Association systematic review and evidence based practice guidelines for the dietary management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults (2016 update) Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics
NICE Quality Standard (QS114) Irritable Bowel Syndrome In Adults
The Guardian, Sainsbury’s Magazine, Network Health Dietitians Magazine and GUT Reaction.
Courses offered to GPs
Gastroenterology and diet - IBS, crohn's, colitis, coeliac disease and treatment of food intolerances.
- BSc (Hons) Dietetics Leeds Metropolitan University 2007
- Low FODMAP Diet Training Kings College London 2013
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member British Dietetic Association 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the Gastro Specialist Group and the Food Allergy & Intolerance Group of The British Dietetic Association.
- Spire Elland Hospital Elland Lane ELLAND HX5...
- 09:00 - 13:00
- 01422 324000
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: Julie.Thompson171