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Nutrition & Dietetics

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service provides:

  • Therapeutic diets (clinical services with identified patient care pathways to inpatients, outpatients, people in care homes and at home)
  • Public health projects, Healthy Under 5s Programme, Family Cooking Clubs
  • Home Enteral Feeding Services (hosting, management and delivery of the services)
  • Training, for health and community-based professionals and the general public
  • Development of local nutrition guidelines and resources
  • Expert nutrition advice for health professionals and the general public
  • Food First Project, Mid, South Bedfordshire and Luton 

Where Service is Based

Dunstable Health Centre
Priory Gardens

The main department is based at Dunstable Health Centre, but the service is also delivered from the following venues: 

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital Diabetes Centre
  • Outpatients in Leighton Buzzard and Dunstable, Houghton Regis Medical Centre, Liverpool Road Health Centre, Wigmore Lane Health Centre and children’s centres
  • Domiciliary Visits in Luton and South Bedfordshire (as required)
  • Acute and community mental health units within Luton and South Bedfordshire
  • Care homes within Luton and south Bedfordshire
  • Luton Treatment Centre
  • Children’s Centres in Luton and Bedfordshire
  • Community bedded units in Bedfordshire (Archer unit)

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00

How to contact service

Dunstable Health Centre 
Tel: 01582 707400

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from:

  • GPs
  • Community Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Community Medical Officers
  • Consultants and Dental Practitioners.

Patients can be referred for individual therapeutic dietetic support. The majority of referrals are for individuals to receive specialist therapeutic advice.

Self-Referrals are not accepted

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