Mrs Jenny Hunt
Advanced Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
I have worked at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital since 1989 having qualified in 1986 and have worked at Spire Harpenden for 25 years.
I have previously been a manager for the Bedfordshire Speech and Language Therapy Service alongside my ongoing specialist clinical work in head and neck oncology and voice disorders and since 2008, have been a Clinical Lead and Advanced Practitioner in Head and Neck/ENT.
I have co-authored a book on working with children with voice disorders.
I jointly set up the Specialist Voice Clinic at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital alongside ENT and have since developed an SLT Led Endoscopy Clinic for voice, where we see patients with voice problems referred in directly from their GP.
I have advanced practitioner skills/extended scope in video laryngeal strobscopy, video fluoroscopy and fibre optic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing.
I work closely alongside ENT/OMF colleagues as part of a well established multidisciplinary team and liaise closely with respiratory and gastroenterology colleagues when appropriate.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mrs Jenny Hunt at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
I provide assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment interventions for patients with voice and swallowing disorders on referral from an ENT Consultant.
I can help with globus and reflux related problems, as well as chronic cough (referrals must come via either ENT or Respiratory Consultants for any patients with a persistent cough).
I am also happy to see patients with voice, speech and swallowing problems following head and neck oncology treatment in close liaison with all members of the MDT.
Spire Harpenden Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
Speech and Language Pathology and Therapeutics / Birmingham City University / 1986
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Health Care Professions Council
British Voice Association
British Laryngological Association
Head and Neck Clinical Excellence Network (South)
FEES VF Clinical Excellence Network
Speech and Language Therapy Manager
Adult Speech and Language Therapy Manager
Macmillan Clinical Lead SLT Head and Neck/ENT (Current Position)
I have lived in Harpenden for 23 years but was born and brought up in St Albans. I am married with two grown up children and enjoy long dog walks, good food and frequent weekend visits when I can to Dorset.