In 2020, the Scottish Government announced a National Review of Eating Disorder Services. This report has now been published and highlights inconsistent access to eating disorder services in Scotland and the need for greater support.
All 15 detailed recommendations laid out in the review will be taken forward by an implementation group of relevant stakeholders, guided by a lived experience panel, including patients, their families and loved ones, and third sector representatives.
Recommendations are categorised as follows:
- Recommendation 1: Covid-19 response
- Recommendation 2: Implementation planning
- Recommendation 3: Coordination of national activity and data collection
- Recommendation 4: Lived Experienced Panel
- Recommendation 5: Public health
- Recommendation 6: Self-help resources available to all
- Recommendation 7: Early Intervention
- Recommendation 8: Primary care
- Recommendation 9: Safe medical care
- Recommendation 10: Investment in specialist eating disorder services
- Recommendation 11: Workforce
- Recommendation 12: Education and Training
- Recommendation 13: Families and carers
- Recommendation 14: Inpatient eating disorder services
- Recommendation 15: Eating disorders research in Scotland.
To read the full review, follow the link below.