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Susan Merrick qualified as a dietitian in 1993. Then followed 2 years general dietetics work in a general hospital, 4 ½ years in health promotion and 2 ½ years in clinical community dietetics. Since 2002 she has worked in the field of clinical nutrition support, as a team leader and Macmillan Dietitian in the NHS.
Susan’s main areas of interest and expertise are dietary and nutrition support advice (with food, supplements, and artificial feeding) for adults. Susan is also fully trained in IBS management (including FODMAPs) and in the dietary management of Coeliac disease. A member of Coeliac UK, the British Dietetic Association and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council
Areas of interest
Nutrition; malnutrition; cancer; IBS (and management with the low FODMAPs diet); Coeliac disease; elderly care; dementia; neurological conditions; gastroenterology; chest disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Deputy Head of Nutrition and Dietetics Service, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Beekeeping; playing the guitar; Wolverhampton Wanderers; variety of handicrafts
Merrick, S. and Farrell, D. (2012). Head and neck cancer patients’ experiences of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding: a Q-methodology study. European Journal of Cancer Care 21, 493–504.
Merrick. S. And Leung, D. (2012). Nutritional care of patients with dementia in the acute setting. Complete Nutrition May 2012.
Merrick, S., Harnden, S., Shetty, Chopra, P., Clamp, P. and Kapadia, S. (2008). An Evaluation of the “Cut and Push" Method of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Removal. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 32:78-80.
- BSc (hons) 2.1 Nutrition University of Nottingham 1991
- PG Diploma Dietetics Metropolitan University of Leeds 1993
- PG Diploma Health Promotion University of Central England 1999
- MSc (with merit) Advancing Practice University of Birmingham 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Health and Care Professions Council registered DT5743: http://www.hpc-uk.org/check/
British Dietetic Association (BDA): https://www.bda.uk.com/
Freelance Dietitians group of the BDA:
Coeliac UK: https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home/
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