Area of Expertise: Dietitian
Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Degree in Human Nutrition & Dietetics. Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.
Fredrica graduated as a Dietitian from The University of North London in 1998. After graduating, she started working at The Whittington Hospital on the Stroke and Surgical wards specialising in Nutrition Support and Tube Feeding. It is during this period where she developed a passion with working with patients with feeding tubes. In 2000, Fredrica worked as locum for one year before moving on to work in the community with Parkside NHS Trust in 2001. During her time at Parkside, she worked with adults specialising in tube feeding, nutrition support, weight management and gastroenterology. She was also responsible for training staff across care homes and rehab services.
In 2002, Fredrica moved on to work for Westminster Primary Care Trust and her responsibilities included setting up childhood obesity and the Paediatric Tube Feeding services.
In 2008, Fredrica took up a post as Home Enteral Tube Feed Lead for Central London Community HealthCare NHS Trust. During this period, Fredrica gained valuable experience which led to her having an extended role. She had the opportunity to gain work-based competencies with changing balloon retained gastrostomy tubes, changing tube ends and troubleshooting to avoid unnecessary A&E visits for patients. She was also responsible for training and educating patients, support workers, carers, care home staff, district nurses on the care and management of feeding tubes and stoma sites.
In 2015, Fredrica started taking on some private work alongside her NHS role. She started working at the Hospital of St John’s & St Elizabeth in St John’s Wood – London as an Independent dietitian specialising in Parental Nutrition and Tube Feeding.
Fredrica currently works as an Independent dietitian seeing clients with a range of medical conditions who require nutritional intervention mainly nutrition support, tube feeding and weight management. She also provides bespoke training programmes around tube feeding and nutrition support.
She is a full member of the British Dietetic Association and is registered with the Health & Care Professions Council.