Helen Reilly

Title: 
Clinical Dean
Faculty: 
AHP Science & Pharmacy
Experience: 

Helen has over ten years of experience as a Clinical Specialist Dietician for Gastroenterology, Nutritional Support and Critical Care Nutrition; and over ten years of leadership and management experience as Nutrition and Dietetic Services Manager. A recent restructure in Therapies has introduced an integrated multi-professional team structure across Therapies at HEFT and Helen’s current role is Therapy Lead for Groups 3-5; leading a multi-professional team of occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy and dietetics. Helen has worked both at a regional and national level within her field. During this time, in partnership with dietetic colleagues she has expanded and developed high quality, specialised Nutrition and Dietetic Services across the Trust and in the community setting, working with the Directorates and local PCTs, to meet the needs of the commissioners and service users.

Helen’s other achievements include: the development and implementation of nutritional screening tools to identify inpatients and outpatients at risk of malnutrition; working with catering and corporate nursing to raise standards of ward level nutritional care and management of nutritional support; contribution to leading the development of a pan-Birmingham and Solihull Obesity Strategy ( a shared framework for weight management services with unified care pathways across the local health economy); working with local PCTs to develop cross-boundary weight management services in the community setting leading to the development of a Public Health and GP-funded community weight management team in Solihull.

Publications: 

Oliver J, Reilly HM. Treating GI disorders with diet. Practice Nursing (2001), 12:9, 358-360

Reilly HM. Parenteral Nutrition: An Overview of Current Practice. British Journal of Nursing (1998); 7; 8:461-467

Reilly HM. Enteral Feeding: An Overview of Indications and Techniques. British Journal of Nursing (1998); 7; 9:510-521

Iqbal T, Reilly HM. Assessment of lactose intake and symptoms of lactose intolerance. Clinical Nutrition – 1998

Gardiner R, Reilly HM, Chesner IM. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Gut Reaction 1996

Reilly HM, Nutritional Screening. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (1996); 55:841-853

Reilly H.M. Nutritional Assessment. British Journal of Nursing (1996); 5:1, 18-24

Reilly HM. The role of diet in IBS.IBS monitor (1995) – Issue 2

Reilly HM. Diet in the management of GI disease. Management in General Practice (1995); 17:24-27 (a GP journal produced by Medicom Excel)

Reilly HM. Inflammatory Bowel Disease - an overview. Clinical Nutrition Update (1995) 5:1, Winter

Reilly HM, Martineau J, Moran A, Kennedy H. Nutritional Screening - evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score. Clinical Nutrition (1995) 14:269-273

Reilly HM, Martineau J, Moran A, Kennedy H. Nutritional Screening - evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score.

Proceedings of the Nutrition Society - BAPEN Abstracts 1994

Panos MZ, Reilly HM, Moran A, Reilly T, Wallis PJW, Weirs R, Chesner IM.

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy in a general hospital: Prospective evaluation of indication, outcome, and randomised comparison of two tube designs.

Gut (1994); 35, 11:1551-1556 (data also presented at Midlands Gastroenterology Meeting in June 1993).

Reilly HM. Clinical Reviews: Role of dietary supplements in nutritional support. British Journal of Nursing (1993); 2.11:558-566

Presentations: 

Gastroenterology Interest Group specialist speaker, 1991 Pancreatitis, 1992 Short Bowel Syndrome, 1994 Irritable Bowel Syndrome, 1996 Short Bowel Syndrome, 1998 Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Nutritional Support, UCE nursing degree course, November 1998.

Nutritional Screening, Parkway study day, November 1998.

Nutritional Screening, St. Thomas’ Hospital, May 1998.

Gastrostomy Feeding. Series of three lectures at national study days for nursing staff, April 1998.

Nutritional screening - Evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score -

Research Day, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, 26th November 1996.

Nutritional Screening, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, September 1996.

Nutritional Support - lecture to Regional Speech Therapy Dysphagia Interest Group, 28th March 1996

Nutritional Screening - a lecture to the joint meeting of the nutrition society and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, February 1996.

West Midland training day - Food Intolerance and Allergy - Food Intolerance in GI Disease, May 1996.

Sheffield Dieticians Group - Lecture on management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in adults. “Inflammatory bowel disease and its management” study day 9th November 1995.

Dietary Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - presentation to Research and Marketing Departments, Reckitt and Coleman, February 1995.

Birmingham Dietitians Meetings: 1992 Nutritional Support, 1993 Nutritional Screening, 1994 Anorexia Nervosa, 1995 Food Intolerance in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Nutritional Screening – evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score.

Presentation of project and results at Midland branch of the BDA Meeting, July 1995.

Nutritional Screening – evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score,

British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Conference – Multidisciplinary session, Dec 1994.

Nutritional Screening - evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score.

Presentation at medical education meeting, Bristol Royal Infirmary, December 1994.

Nutritional Screening - evaluation and implementation of a simple Nutrition Risk Score.

Presentation at West Midlands District Dieticians Meeting, November 1994.

Overview of dietary management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease - multidisciplinary meeting, Royal Free Hospital, London September 1994.

Ileostomy Association meeting - Nutrition for patients with an ileostomy, Midland branch, April 1992.