When your child is sick, there can be no compromise on your care quality.
If you need help getting your child’s diet right, Midland Health’s team of paediatric dietitians in Birmingham can provide complete, reliable children’s nutrition services, including assessment, diagnosis and treatment of nutritional problems in babies and children. Our experts are here to offer practical, scientific solutions to the problems you might be facing if you have a fussy eater at home or if you are worried about your child's growth, diet or eating habits.
From dealing with growth concerns and digestive issues to offering nutritional support and switching to a plant-based diet, we regularly support parents in ensuring their children’s nutritional needs are met. We believe in providing quick access to excellent medical care to all families, so we can schedule an appointment with an expert in a private setting on short notice, without the need for long waiting lists or referrals.
The paediatric dietitian at Midland Health Birmingham gives personalised, easy-to-follow advice on a wide range of nutritional problems, such as:
Growth concerns: If your child is overweight, underweight or struggling with obesity, as well as when you have concerns about faltering growth
Paediatric allergy: Includes diagnosis and management of food allergies and intolerances in children and babies, commonly to milk, eggs, fish, nuts, wheat and soy
Nutritional deficiencies: Assessing what supplements your child might benefit from in their diet to ensure it meets their nutritional needs (e.g. iron-deficiency anaemia)
Nutritional difficulties: In infants and children suffering from medical and developmental conditions
Meat and dairy-free diets: Advice on ensuring a vegan or vegetarian diet offers your child the nutritional value they require to grow and develop well
Complementary feeding (weaning) advice
Digestive problems: Including persisting reflux, diarrhoea and constipation
We can also offer behavioural advice and support to ensure that your fussy eaters are feeding better during family mealtimes.
Your First Appointment
When you first come to our private clinic in Birmingham, you and your child will be seen by our children’s nutrition expert for an initial consultation. Depending on your child’s individual needs and complaints, our paediatric dietitian may take steps to assess various information about their diet, including your child’s:
Growth history and development
Nutritional intake and whether it’s adequate for them
Feeding history and/or mealtimes habits (you may be asked to record a video of your little one at mealtime for a better understanding of their feeding behaviours)
Additional diagnostic tests (blood tests, allergy tests) if needed
Your first appointment may take up to one hour. In that time, our diet experts will have the chance to get a good feel of your child’s diet and any potential feeding issues, so they can explain the next steps and provide excellent treatment. We’ll also send you a letter summarising what happened during your appointment, so you can keep track of your child’s nutritional treatment and progress.
Our Children’s Nutrition Team
Our private paediatric dietetic service is led by Lucy Upton - a qualified Paediatric Dietitian and Feeding Therapist who has been specialising in infant and child nutrition since 2010. Lucy had gained over a decade of experience working within the NHS, before starting her private setting.
As an active member of the medical community, she is a member of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), as well as the British Dietetic Association, which she is also a media Spokesperson for. As a published contributor to professional children's nutrition magazines, such as NHD magazine, Lucy is also a regular speaker at Nutrition and Health conferences across the UK and abroad.
With a passion for working with children, Lucy is constantly looking to improve her knowledge and gain more expertise to offer the best advice possible to families across the UK. On top of her Master of Nutrition degree from the University of Nottingham, she has taken on additional professional training, including; four certified postgraduate training modules on Paediatric Nutrition & Dietetics, SOS approach to feeding and behaviour change training.
Supporting Lucy is Arti Dhokia, an experienced Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) dietitian. ARFID involves patterns of avoidant and restrictive eating of certain foods or food groups. Despite this being a relatively new diagnosis, as a qualified advanced dietitian, Arti has a wealth of knowledge to effectively diagnose and treat this disorder. Using both behavioural and cognitive interventions, she will develop a tailored treatment plan to improve your little one’s health and quality of life. With Arti by your side, you can rest easy knowing that your child will receive the medical attention they deserve. Learn more about our ARFID treatments for children.
The team is completed with Joanne Scott, a registered paediatric dietitian with over a decade of experience working in the NHS. Over the last 8 years, she has been delivering excellent care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, specialising in faltering growth, fussy eating, gastrointestinal disease, allergies and working with families of children with liver conditions and intestinal transplantation.
Her work focuses on support and care, implementing therapeutic diets and championing healthy, enjoyable relationships with food. What’s more, she focuses on maintaining the social aspect of food and meals, ensuring that your family can bond over the shared time around the dinner table.
Why Choose Midland Health?
When it comes to your children’s health, proper nutrition can make a huge difference in your little one’s quality of life. Midland Health’s paediatric dietetic service provides reliable and comprehensive advice on your child’s diet in a relaxing and comfortable environment where you and your family can enjoy the excellent care you deserve. We provide a great-value private service offering:
Nutritional advice for children and infants
No referrals needed
Immediate access to children’s nutrition expertise
Appointments available on short notice
State-of-the-art private children’s dietician clinic in Edgbaston Village
Dedicated customer service team
What Our Patients Say About Us
373 Total Reviews
Average Rating 4.7
Its very good clinic and Dr Bhavik it’s very friendly ,I’m very happy for this consultation thanke you ❤️😘😘😘
Gesta Metaj | 2nd Feb 2023
Great service overall. I highly recommend it.
Alejandro Garcia Rosellon | 11th Jan 2023
Honestly not sure at first but less hassle, than my own doctor i didn't feel like I was on the clock and sadly at my NHS doctor I do. if you have genuine health needs and time is...
J K | 4th Jan 2023
Everything was perfect and fast
I like this place
Kitty Kocsis | 13th Dec 2022
Excellent services, very friendly and polite staff. Would highly recommend to friends and family. Overall satisfied, will be going back for other health concerns and advice.
Amliah S | 13th Dec 2022
I first consulted a lady GP here earlier this year and I was pleased with how she investigated my case.
Recently I consulted Dr Kasparis, the Dermatologist on the recommendation of that GP.
I had seen another Dermatologist previously but was not...
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As a general rule, doctors tend to make very bad patients and I am no exception. But my recent experience at Midland Health in Birmingham, was really first-class. Briefly, I had developed a small lesion – rather like...
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I went to see Dr Christos Kasparis about a couple of ongoing skin issues to which had been treated by NHS before but had sadly relapsed, and waiting times were over a year. Here, I was seen within 3 weeks...
Mark Withers | 24th Nov 2022
I often use Midland Health and on this occasion I went to see Dr Parmar with a gynecological concern. She was excellent in knowledge advice and service. I had an ultrasound organised within 24hrs and the results the same day....
Liz Garnham | 23rd Nov 2022
From the moment I sent the first email with our enquiry to the moment we left our appointment.
The staff we have dealt with have been super efficient and very professional
We are very impressed with this clinic and would highly recommend.
Jessica Makin | 17th Nov 2022
They gave me the appointment so quickly. All the starts for the guy who made the blood test. Absolutely perfect , no pain and so quickly done .
a bit expensive but staff amazing and results came back in time
Maria Timis | 17th Nov 2022
Dr Pav Dhesi was very professional, detailed and helpful, I would definitely recommend this service.
Corena Bayley-Williams | 2nd Nov 2022
Very easy to organise PCR test for my daughter before travelling. The service from start to finish was professional, helpful and customer - focused. I would highly recommend Midland Health and would use again in future.
R Gill | 26th Oct 2022
Fantastic Service - got a very quick appointment and couldn’t do enough for me. Highly recommend
Neil Rainbow | 23rd Oct 2022
Fast and efficient service in very pleasant surroundings from friendly and helpful staff at a reasonable cost. I have used this service several times now for travelling PCR/Antigen tests. The results came through in a few hours, which...
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I really enjoyed my visit here it was very warm and welcoming. My visit here was made special thanks to Verona who was very kind and in all honestly I was having a bad week in general her kindness and...
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I had a Paediatric Ultrasound done for my daughter today on the mastoid bone I can't thank the lady enough she made us feel at ease during my daughters ultrasound she talked us through everything we left very happy I...
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Referred myself for an ultrasound scan on my achilles tendon.
Very pleasant environment, knowledgeable staff, good value for money and piece of mind for me.
PHILIP BRIDGEWATER | 11th Jul 2022
Professional and clean. Helpful staff and well equipped clinic.
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I came to Midland Health for the new Rhinolight treatment, it consisted of 6 treatments over the course of two weeks (1 treatment every other day). The treatment itself was quick and painless, it has massively helped my allergies since...
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Sehrish Ramay | 1st Jul 2022
I had my double PCR and antigen done at Midland Health Birmingham. Firstly the staff were very helpful answering my many emails before the tests to reassure my travel arrangements. Secondly the staff in the clinic were friendly and efficient....
Jolene Neil | 29th Jun 2022
The best private clinic. I highly recommend it
Roxana Rotaru | 31st May 2022
Excellent service, I would definitely recommend Midland Health.
I had not used them previously but my friend has used them for a PCR test to travel.
I needed a supervised Antigen test so booked an appointment for 3pm. We were seen...
Annette Williams | 30th May 2022
Paid for a private consult with the ENT for my toddler due to speech delay and tongue tie and the NHS waiting times being very long. Dr. Parmar was thoughtful, kind, and patient even when my toddler was not. He...
Trina Luciano | 23rd May 2022
I used the Edgbaston Clinic. Easy to use booking system & I was able to get an appointment the following day to fit with my schedule. Great instructions and clinic contact after the booking. Lovely facilities with easy parking access....
Pilates Studio Owner | 23rd May 2022
I made an appointment after feeling let down by my NHS GP. I had a video consultation and following this I was advised to come into the clinic. I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. The Dr I saw...
Sherisha Richards | 16th May 2022
I found Midland Health to be first class. I was able to get an appointment very quickly for an ECG and then a competent GP to explain it to me. Altogether I was delighted with the service and would recommend...
Christine Walton | 7th May 2022
Took my toddler there for a next day booking appointment, and it was a very uplifting experience for us. Very nice doctor, absolutely fantastic with our child, very gentle. It will help her not be scared of doctors anymore.
aidosirak | 6th May 2022
I would highly highly recommend your Edgbaston clinic especially Dr Dhesi. She was amazing! So caring kind and made sure my visit was as comfortable as possible. Incredible service!
Emma Mcdonald | 3rd May 2022
We took our 8 week old son to see Mr Amit Parmar (ENT Surgeon) with regards to a suspected tongue tie.
It turns out he had a moderate tie and we chose to have it cut on the day of the...
Marie Holmes | 28th Apr 2022
5 stars is only one rate I could give for so friendly and professional help received from Dr Dhesi and reception staff. Thank you
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it was very easy to book appointment with specialist due to our concerns with our young son where GP was telling us it would 6 -9 months before NHS specialist could see him, we were seen within week at Midland...
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The centrea staff are very friendly and they send very quickly the result of the test I recommend every one to chose this centre.
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Professional and affordable. I got my lateral flow test here for my holiday. I received my results very quickly. The building is lovely too. Would recommend. I'll be booking my mom in next
Arousa N | 26th Mar 2022
Visited Midland Health to take the two PCR tests required for travel to China. Location easy to find, easy check in, under a minutes wait to be shown into the surgery by the doctor, tests taken and results back same...
Steve Bisney | 15th Mar 2022
We needed a health certificate urgently, so booked an appointment with Midland Health. Got the first appointment at 10a.m. They phoned at exactly 10. The lady was very clear and helpful with the information she needed. ...
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Easy to make appointment, staff was very friendly and my rapid PCR test results came on time and was able to fly to USA. I thank you for your service, very much appreciated.
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Paediatric Dietitian Consultation
Consultation with Paediatric Dietitians Lucy Upton
Follow up Consultation
Follow up Consultation with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton
Follow up Video Consultation
Follow up Consultation with Paediatric Dietitian Lucy Upton
Telephone Paediatric Dietitian Consultation
Telephone Consultation with Paediatric Dietitians Lucy Upton
If you would like to discuss your children’s nutrition with an experienced private paediatric dietician at Midland Healths’ private Birmingham-based clinic, click on the button below or speak to our team for more information on 0121 769 0999.
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