Nicola Heaps, one of our nursing experts, appeared in court in July this year. The case related to...
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BSc (Hons) Physiology, MSc Dietetics
I am a Clinical Specialist Dietitian working in the NHS. Since 2003 I have held the position of Mental Health Dietetic Lead for Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. I am a member of the All Wales CAMHS and Adult subgroup, which report to Welsh Assembly Government. I represent Dietetic in Wales on a number of forums. I lead for record keeping within Dietetics in the UHB.
I also work on a freelance sessional basis with Cardiff Student Support Centre, Counselling Services, University of Wales Cardiff. Here I undertake Clinical Specialist Dietetic input for Students and Staff presenting with Eating Disorders and other Nutrition related conditions. At Cardiff Metropolitan University, I am a guest lecturer presenting in the areas of Mental Health and Eating Disorders to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Dietetic students.
I have provided specialist Dietetic input to Orbis Education and Care service since 2012. This is a private education and residential service for adults and children on the Autistic Spectrum with complex health and behavioural issues.
I provide specialist supervision to Junior Dietitians.
Additionally, I undertake general Freelance Dietetic Work on a consultancy basis and my areas of special interest include counselling and behaviour change, obesity and weight management, eating disorders, elderly nutrition, mental health, nutrition education, and public health nutrition.
I accept instructions from both Claimant and Defendant Solicitors and Insurers. I have undergone training in the medico-legal process and am fully aware of my responsibilities under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) pertaining to Expert Witnesses.
• Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
• British Dietetic Association (BDA)
• Freelance Dietitians Group (FDG)
• Eating Disorders Association (EDA)
• Mental Health Dietetic Group