dieticians and nutrisionists

Medical Malpractice Indemnity Insurance for Dietitians and Nutritionists

A dietitian is an expert in nutrition and food. Dietitians are there to help promote good health through proper eating. They are also there to supervise the preparation and service of food, develop modified diets, participate in research, and educate individuals and groups on good nutritional habits.

In the UK, Dietitians are the only nutrition professionals to be statutorily regulated, and governed by an ethical code, this is to ensure that they always work to the highest standard and provide the correct levels of duty of care. The title 'dietitian' can only be used by those appropriately trained professionals who are registered with the Health Professions Council.

A nutritionist, unlike a dietitian, is not currently a protected term. Anyone in the UK can refer to himself or herself as a nutritionist without any formal qualifications. Different organisations promoting holistic and alternative therapies may use their own criteria to define a nutritionist. The Nutrition Society of the UK accredits nutritionists, conferring the titles Associate Nutritionist (ANutr), Associate Public Health Nutritionist (APHNutr), Registered Nutritionist, (R Nutr.), and Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr).

Medical Malpractice Insurance is an important tool for all dietitians and nutritionists and we can provide online quotes for all qualified or accredited professionals. Those who are not qualified or accredited can still obtain cover by completing a proposal form and returning it to us so that we can go to the market to obtain the most competitive terms.

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Please download a proposal form below and complete and return this to us by post, fax or email for a full Brokering service.

Download and return this form for a full brokering service (.pdf document)

If you would like to learn more on dietitians and nutritionists insurance please fell free to contact one of insurance brokers who will be more than happy to help and advise.