BELLA TALWAR - BSc (Hons) RD. DADP, Clinical Lead Dietician Head & Neck Cancer Services
Bella Talwar graduated from Queen Margaret College at Edinburgh in 1995 as a State Registered Dietician.
She has extensive knowledge and clinical skills in a wide area of dietetics, to an expert level in head and neck cancer within a multidisciplinary team setting in large tertiary and quaternary oncology units across the UK with international recognition.

Bella specialised in head and neck cancer in 1999 and worked as an autonomous dietician to establish a nutrition and dietetic service at the Royal National Nose Throat and Ear hospital.  She has an in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in nutrition support with the skill base, knowledge and professional expertise in the field of nutrition in head and neck oncology, and works as part of the multidisciplinary team in leading the nutritional management of malignant tumours of the head and neck.

Bella provides clinical leadership to implement evidence based practice and optimise patient care through collaborative working, extensive education and training as part of the dietetic and multidisciplinary team and has represented her professional body for strategic development of dietetic services and clinical aspects for head and neck at a local and national level.  She is keen to initiate, undertake and coordinate original research in this specialist field and to participate in collaborative national / international research.

Specialist areas of interest include:
The use of target therapies as immune modulating nutrients, and the management of cancer cachexia in malignancies of the head and neck
Functional outcomes for head and neck tumours
Quality of life issues in relation to nutritional aspects in the head and neck population
(key area of interest in artificial feeding)
Contact Us
UCH Head and Neck Services
If you have any questions, please contact us at University College Hospital.

Postal address

Head and Neck Services,
First Floor East 250,
Euston Road,
London NW1 2PG

Telephone via Departmental Secretariat

Sally Zalita    020 7380 9755
Jill Wellard    020 7380 6949
Marlene Bell  020 7380 9859
Allied Health Professionals 020 7380 6948

Your message will be taken and passed on to the appropriate person or department.

e-mail headandneckcentre@uclh.nhs.uk

Fax referrals  020 7380 6952
Links
Cancer Backup (Cancer Information Website)
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Larynx
http://www.cancerbackup.org.uk/Cancertype/Headneck
0808 800 1234   (freephone helpline)

Changing Faces
http://www.changingfaces.co.uk

The Health Professions Council
http://www.hpc-uk.org  

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs   http://www.nalc.ik.com/  

Macmillan
http://www.macmillan.org.uk

Macmillan CancerLine
0808 808 2020
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