NUTRITION CONSULTATION AGREEMENT CONTRACT

By accepting and paying a deposit for your initial consultation the client agrees to the following with Deborah Walker Nutritionist

General

You will discuss and agree the support you require from Deborah Walker in your first session, and review the progress and focus of your work together as you go along. You may decide to end your work together at this point or continue working together on a more ad-hoc basis.

The initial session is 60 minutes in length, and follow-up sessions last 45-60 minutes. Longer sessions, and more frequent sessions can be negotiated if you require more intensive support. If you are late for an appointment the session will still end at the arranged time, charged at the full session rate.

Payment

You are required to pay in full for sessions which are missed or cancelled, with less than 48 hours notice. 48 hours is calculated 48 hours from the time of your session that is booked.

No booking is confirmed without a deposit payment. This deposit must be paid within 24 hours of receipt of the booking. If there is no payment received, the booking will be cancelled. The deposit is non refundable but is deducted from the overall session fee on attendance.

Confidentiality
Clients of Deborah Walker are confidential plus all discussions within clinic sessions. There are however, some limits and exceptions to confidentiality.
If Deborah Walker has serious concerns about your safety, or the safety of another person, normal confidentiality may be lifted. You will be asked to provide your GP’s contact details, as someone they may contact in these circumstances.

Record Keeping and Data Protection
Deborah Walker retains a record of your name, contact details and dates and times of appointments. Deborah Walker is required to keep notes about the sessions, these are kept securely and are password protected.

The Nutritional Therapist (NT) requests that the Client notes the following:-

  • The degree of benefit obtainable from Nutritional Therapy may vary between clients with similar health problems and following a similar Nutritional Therapy programme. Nutritional advice will be tailored to support health conditions and/or health concerns identified and agreed between both parties.
  • Nutritional therapists are not permitted to diagnose, or claim to treat, medical conditions.
  • Nutritional advice is not a substitute for professional medical advice and/or treatment.
  • Your Nutritional Therapist may recommend food supplements and/or functional testing as part of your Nutritional Therapy programme and may receive a commission on these products or services.
  • Standards of professional practice in Nutritional Therapy are governed by the CNHC Code of Conduct.(link?)
  • This document only covers the practice of Nutritional Therapy within this consultation, and your practitioner will make it clear if he or she intends to step outside this boundary.

The Client understands and agrees to the following:–

  • The client is responsible for contacting their GP about any health concerns.
  • The client gives permission for you to contact their GP regarding any agreed aspects of my case.
  • If the client is receiving treatment from their GP, or any other medical provider, the client should tell their GP about any nutritional strategy provided by the nutritional therapist (Deborah Walker). This is necessary because of any possible reaction between medication and the nutritional programme.
  • It is important that the client tells the nutritional therapist (Deborah Walker) about any medical diagnosis, medication, herbal medicine, or food supplements, they are taking as this may affect the nutritional programme.
  • If the client is unclear about the agreed nutritional therapy (Deborah Walker) programme/food supplement doses/time period, the client should contact the nutritional therapist (Deborah Walker) promptly for clarification.
  • The client must contact their nutritional therapist (Deborah Walker) should the client wish to continue any specified supplement programme for longer than the original agreed period, to avoid any potential adverse reactions.
  • Recording consultations using any form of electronic media is not permitted without the written permission of both Deborah Walker and the client.

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