My name is Anne and I am the dietitian with the bariatric team. In my spare time I really enjoy walking (slowly doing the south west coast path), cycling and camping. All when the weather is good otherwise I will be inside reading and writing my novel which is going as fast as the coast path! I am really interested in history particularly medieval and like to poke around old houses and castles. I am also the unit leader of Brownies and have two lovely lively children of my own.
Anne has led the dietetic team at The Bariatric Group since 2003. She qualified as a dietitian in 1997 and is registered with the Health Professions Council and a member of the British Dietetic Association.
Anne has worked in weight management since qualifying and has undertaken training in behavioural change, including cognitive behavioural techniques and motivational interviewing. Previously she was the NHS clinical lead for Bariatric dietetics across the South West. She has also worked as a dietitian in GP surgeries as well as running specialised hospital clinics. She is a committee member on the Dietitians Group of the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society and has been instrumental in developing national dietetic guidelines.
BARIATRIC NURSE SPECIALIST
I had bariatric surgery in 2008 and have never looked back. It was the best decision I ever made and have enjoyed the journey, though it has been very tough at times. I live in Taunton with my 2 children and little dog and in my free time I enjoy gardening, walking the many coastlines, cycling, live music events, reading research and cooking.
Ruth qualified as a registered general nurse in 2009 and has a vast insight into many aspects of nursing, mainly Upper GI, Bariatrics and vascular. Ruth has worked in general hospitals all over the West of England as a staff nurse.