Following graduation from The University of York in 1996 with a BSc Hons in Biology, Mrs Sarah Vickers went on to study for a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics at Glasgow Caledonian University, undergoing clinical training at Salford’s Hope Hospital and within Bolton Community, and qualifying as a State Registered Dietitian in 1999.
On qualifying Mrs Vickers worked in Blackburn and Hyndburn Hospitals covering a wide range of specialties within the adult setting and subsequently began her paediatric career at The Manchester Children’s Hospitals in 2000 working at both Booth Hall Children’s Hospital, Pendlebury Children’s Hospital and the merged Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Mrs Vickers has over 16 years’ experience within the field of paediatric dietetics and has worked across a number of specialisms including food allergy and intolerance, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, faltering growth, nutritional support, tube feeding, weight management, general medical, general surgical, burns and ICU. Since 2014 Mrs Vickers has worked at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
Mrs Vickers works alongside Consultants and GP’s supporting the diagnosis/ exclusion and management of food allergy and intolerance. Mrs Vickers can provide advice on the prescribing of specialist formula’s directly to Consultants and GP’s to support this. The NICE guidelines (2011) on Food Allergy in Children and Young People indicate that babies and young children with suspected allergy to cow’s milk should be referred to a paediatric dietitian for management of this. Having personal experience of having a child with gastro-oesophageal reflux, Mrs Vickers relates very well to parents experiences and difficulties in managing this area. Your child’s Doctor can refer your child to Mrs Vickers or you are able to self-refer for consultation.