Ms Caroline Laidlaw


BSc (Hons) in Nutrition, Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics

Practising since: 1990


Dietetics, Nutrition

Consultation times

  • Bi-monthly Thursday 14:00 - 16:15 (Haywards Heath)
  • Thursday 8.15 - 12pm (Brighton)
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Caroline studied Nutrition and Dietetics at Kings College London, qualifying with distinction in 1990. Since then she has worked as a Specialist Dietitian in the NHS at a variety of teaching Hospitals including Charing Cross and Westminster, St Mary's (Paddington), Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary before settling on the South Coast in 2002. Specialities include Gastroenterology (including IBS), Oncology, Malnutrition/ Nutritional Support, HIV, Community Development work, Obesity, Mental Health (including dementia).

Caroline is a very experienced freelance dietitian and has worked at the Nuffield Health Hospital in Brighton since 2004 and joined in Haywards Heath in 2019. She is passionate about the important role food and nutrition plays in health and wellbeing and offers practical and realistic individualised nutrition care plans and ongoing support. Her experience over the last 28 years, in a wide variety of clinical specialities brings a wealth of dietetic knowledge into her consultations.

Caroline was one of the first dietitians in the UK to be fully trained in the low FODMAP approach (low fermentable carbohydrate diet) for irritable bowel and she has great success and extensive experience in this field. Helping hundreds of patients manage their symptoms and forming individualised nutrition and lifestyle plans.

Special interests

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (including FODMAP approach), Gastroenterology, Weight Management (including Bariatrics), Nutritional Assessment, Healthy Eating Oncology, Malnutrition and nutritional support

Other interests

Diabetes, Hyperlipdaemias (cholesterol), Mental Health, Dementia

Personal interests

Caroline enjoys cooking and experimenting with recipes and flavours. To relax she is a keen swimmer, walker and enjoys Pilates and spending time with friends and her two teenage children.

Treatments and tests offered by Ms Caroline Laidlaw at Nuffield Health

  • Nutrition
  • Dietician

Locations Ms Caroline Laidlaw works with

Related experience


  • British Dietetics Association (BDA) full membership
  • Health and Care Professions Council (Professional registration DT5167)
  • AUGIS / BOMMS (British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society) - Allied Health Professionals Membership
  • Britsh Dietetic Association Specialist Interest Groups: 1) Gastroenterology 2) Parental and Enteral Nutrition Group 3) Freelance Dietitian

Other posts held

  • Advanced Dietitian at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust
  • Advanced Dietitian at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Insurers Ms Caroline Laidlaw works with

Ms Caroline Laidlaw works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Aviva Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Health-on-Line
  • Simplyhealth
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Allianz
  • Cigna


Ms Caroline Laidlaw does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Ms Caroline Laidlaw does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Ms Caroline Laidlaw does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.