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Nutrition Nurses

The Nutrition Nursing Team are experts in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition feeding (Artificial Nutrition) and support patients, carers/families and community staff in caring for the feeding tubes and tube site.


Open Access Clinic for Home Tube Fed Patients having tubes placed at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital or known to Dr Rui Gao – Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinic name: – Nutrition Nurse only clinic
Clinic Type: Adults & Transition patients (17+ years)
Clinic days/times: Monday to Friday 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00

Procedures Provided

  • Full Assessment of patients referred for new feeding tubes: PEG, Jejunostomy and Parenteral Nutrition, Nasal Bridles
  • Monitor In-patients receiving Parenteral Nutrition, Gastrostomy, Jejunostomy and naso-enteric feeding
  • Gastrostomy replacement and removal services
  • Train patients, families and carers in caring for feeding tubes and tube sites
  • Provide tube components for older tubes
  • Assess and troubleshoot in tubes and tube sites problems
  • Telephone reviews of patients
  • Balloon Gastrostomy changes and training patients and carers
  • Balloon Gastrostomy tube removals
  • Can advise regarding Medicines via enteral feeding tubes
  • Work closely with Community Dietitians, Speech and Language Therapist, Learning Disabilities Nurse Specialists and Transition team
  • Feeding At Risk Pathway of care not suitable for enteral feeding tubes
  • Ethical considerations regarding tube feeding and Feeding at Risk
  • Feeding Issue MDT
  • Link between Enteral Feeding Companies

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Nutrition Nurses

Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nutrition Support Sister
Nutrition Support Sister
Nutrition Support Assistant
Consultant Gastroenterologist

Referral Process

For patients not known to either Dr Gao or the Nutrition Nursing Team please refer as detailed below.

Referrals are accepted via E-RS only.

Useful Contacts

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist – Nutrition
    Jacqui Arnold-Jellis
    01582 497545
  • Mrs Helen Chin
    01582 497545/497157, Bleep 046
  • Mrs Jacqui Donaghy
    01582 497545/497157, Bleep 064
  • Mrs Michelle Evans
    01582 497545/497157, Bleep 058
  • Outpatients booking department:
    01582 561385
  • Switchboard
    01582 491166