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Lucy is a Specialist Dietitian in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), other gut disorders and weight management. She trained in Cardiff and qualified as a registered dietitian in 2004. Lucy has many years of experience working in the NHS and in private practice. She founded her freelance business in 2016 working alongside Nuffield Health to make evidence-based nutrition and dietary advice accessible to people with IBS and other gut conditions.
Lucy’s passion for improving healthcare led her in 2017 to apply for and secure a prestigious Health Education England (HEE)/ National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) studentship completing a Master’s in Clinical Research (MClinRes) at the University of Plymouth (First-class degree). In 2019 she was awarded a research internship and worked as a research dietitian at University Hospitals Plymouth until 2021, and as Specialist Dietitian in IBD/Gastroenterology until 2022.
After a rewarding 18 years in NHS service, Lucy left to work fulltime in her freelance consultancy business. She is recognised as a specialist in the management of IBS and other gut conditions. Lucy has completed the King’s College London low FODMAP and using this advanced dietetic approach has successfully advised numerous clients with IBS. Lucy is also passionate about weight management and provides bespoke nutritional advice and food planning to help achieve realistic weight loss goals.
When faced with illness or a specific health concern, or simply looking to improve overall well-being, interpreting complex information and advice about diet can require specialist help and support which Lucy provides in a non-judgemental, supportive and empathetic way.
Areas of interest
Gastrointestinal disorders including Irritable Bowel syndrome (IBS); Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); Coeliac disease; Diverticular Disease, Weight management; Women's health, Cardiovascular disease; Food Intolerances
Low FODMAPs diet
Optimising nutritional outcomes in IBD
Patient education and self-management
Lucy enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, Pilates and spending time with friends and family
Courses offered to GPs
Nutritional management of long-term medical conditions including IBS, IBD and coeliac disease. General healthy eating and lifestyle advice for weight management.
- Masters in Clinical Research University of Plymouth 2018
- BSc (Hons) Applied Biology (2.1) Chester University 2001
- Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics University of Wales Institute, Cardiff 2004
- Level 3 Certificate in Delivering Learning, City & Guilds Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust 2007
- PENG Clinical Update British Dietetic Association 2008
- MClinRes Research Management and Mentorship Module (20 credits) Plymouth University 2016
- The low FODMAP diet for functional gastrointestinal disorders King's College London 2012
- St Mark's Intestinal Failure, Rehabilitation & HPN St Mark's Hospital, Northwick Park, London 2010
Affiliations / memberships
British Dietetic Association
Gastroenterology Specialist and Freelance Dietitians interest group of the BDA
Coeliac UK member
- Nuffield Health, Plymouth Hospital, Derriford...
- 14:30 - 17:30
- 07747 635358
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.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Lucy Pritchard 07747635358
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Initial dietitian treatment session - (5-50)
Follow on dietitian treatment session - (5-50)