Best Practice for Dietetic Support Workers - Competency and Professional Practice Training

This one-day course is aimed at dietetic support workers working in both acute and community settings. It will be suitable for those relatively new in post and as a useful update for those with some previous knowledge and experience. The day will cover the importance of best practice for dietetic support workers and the principles of patient centred care as well as challenging dietetic support workers to consider their own professionalism and putting values and ethics into practice in the workplace.


The aims of this one-day course are to facilitate participants to:

  • To increase the Dietetic Support Worker’s knowledge and understanding of their role and responsibilities and the principles of patient centred care
  • To ensure the Dietetic Support worker understands how professionalism and ethics apply within the workplace

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session each participant will:

  • Define the roles and responsibilities of DSWs, including boundaries and scope of practice
  • List recent reports and current guidance and policy documents on professional practice
  • Explain how professional ethics apply within the workplace
  • Describe the principles of patient centred care and the core skills required
  • Demonstrate the values of the NHS, patient centred goals and outcome-based care

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