PCN Dietitian and Social Prescriber

Our Primary Care Network (PCN) offers a Dietitian (Chloe) and a Social Prescriber (Zoe) who support people living with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes (also called non-diabetic hyperglycaemia) and obesity. They can help you to take control of your health and wellbeing and make positive changes to your lifestyle.

They offer one-to-one sessions at a local practice, group education sessions in a community venue and diabetes education drop-in sessions. They also regularly attend community events to offer information education around healthier living. Chloe and Zoe have teamed up with MCR Active to include an exercise element alongside their own education offer.

You can ask the practice to refer you or contact Chloe and Zoe directly using the details provided below.

‘Chloe and Zoe have been amazing. Very helpful and welcoming, good knowledge and resources.’

‘I wouldn’t have known where to start without the support provided. I now feel confident continuing with the changes made as part of my weight loss journey.’

Chloe MacDonald – Dietitian (07835 262456 [email protected])
Chloe MacDonald, DietitianChloe has worked as a registered dietitian for over 10 years with lots of experience working in hospitals and GP practices.
As a registered dietitian Chloe’s goal is to translate nutritional science into practical and easy to understand information. Chloe is extremely passionate about the role nutrition plays in allowing people to live healthier and happier lives. She uses a holistic approach and tailors her recommendations to accommodate people’s individual needs.

Zoe Austin – Social Prescriber (07835 261450 [email protected])
Zoe Austin, Social PrescriberZoe has worked as part of the NHS for nearly 10 years and is a member of the National Association for Link Workers. She has gained a lot of her experience working within community rehabilitation services, helping to increase the independence of people living with a wide range of health conditions. Zoe is passionate about supporting people who may be struggling to adapt a healthier lifestyle, helping to increase their health confidence and outcomes through a person-centred approach.

What to expect from the social prescribing service

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  • Focus on personal goals and concerns that matter to you.
  • Explore diet and exercise guidance, helping to promote weight loss, prevention, or management of type 2 diabetes.
  • Support with building your knowledge, confidence, and skills in improving and managing your own health and wellbeing, including exploring potential barriers which may impact change being made.
  • Learn more about local services available and gain support with accessing these.