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Nutrition Nurses

Nutrition Nursing Team

Referral Process

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

Detail preferred GP referral process: 
Letter or Fax.
Happy to be a point of contact and to give advice regarding internal feeding tubes over the telephone prior to a referral.

Patient Information Leaflets

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 Hospital
or known to Dr Rui Gao – Consultant Gastroenterologist

Clinic name: – Nutrition Nurse only clinic:
JAJA Clinic – Morning
JAJP Clinic – Afternoon

Clinic Type: Adults & Transition patients (17-19 years)

Clinic days/times: 08.00-12.00 & 13.00-16.00, Monday to Friday

Procedures Provided

Links to tertiary centres:

The department offers a full physiological assessment including:

  • Full lung function
  • Provocation testing
  • Sleep studies
  • Flight assessments
  • Oxygen assessment
  • Exhaled nitric oxide
  • Manometry studies
  • Bronchoscopy with Lavage Endobronchial biopsies, transbronchial biopsies and transbronchial needle aspiration
  • Pleural aspiration and biopsy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS)
  • Exercise induced asthma
  • Skin prick testing allergy profiles

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

  • Sister Jacqui Arnold-Jellis
    Clinical Nurse Specialist 

  • Sister Helen Chin
    Nutrition Support Sister

  • Sister Jacqui Donaghy
    Nutrition Support Sister

  • Mrs Michelle Evans
    Nutrition Support Assistant


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Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Mrs Jacqui Anrold-Jellis
01582 497545
Bleep number: 01582 491166 

Mrs Helen Chin
01582 497545/497157
Bleep number: 01582 491166

Mrs Jacqui Donaghy
01582 497545/497157
Bleep number: 01582 491166 

Mrs Michelle Evans
01582 497545/497157
Bleep number: 01582 491166

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385

01582 491166