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Learning Disabilities


The Learning Disability Liaison Nurses work to increase awareness of the needs of people who have learning disabilities through training, advice and guidance in order to achieve equal access to hospital services. They enable hospital staff to meet individuals’ needs whilst accessing hospital care by:

  • Recommending changes in practice
  • Promoting best practice within the hospital settings through involvement in strategic planning
  • Promoting effective communication with individuals and their support network

Referral Process

Referrals can be made via:

  • Hospital flagging system (iPM)
  • Email
  • Extenstion 8271
  • Bleep 377

Procedures Provided

Links to tertiary centres:

Specialist Healthcare Team, Services for People with Learning Disabilities, Twinwoods Clinical Resource Centre

Patient Information Leaflets

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Learning Disabilities

Juliet Foster Learning and Disability Nurse

Useful Contacts

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
Bleep Number 377
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Switchboard 01582 491166
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