Nutrition and dietetics

Please be aware that our Nutrition and Dietetics services are currently affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Please check here for the latest service information and contact details.

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service provides:

    • Therapeutic diets for adults and children (clinical services with identified patient care pathways to inpatients, outpatients, people in care homes and at home)
    • Public health projects for e.g. the  Family Food First programme,
    • 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, Mid, South Bedfordshire and Luton 

Find out more, visit the Food First and Family Food First pages below:

For families and children

Family Food First

For adults

Food First

Where our service is based

Dunstable Health Centre
Priory Gardens
Dunstable
Beds
LU6 3SU

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
Email: ccs.beds.nutrition@nhs.net

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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