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  1. Content Article
    When we talk about eating disorders, a lot of people will immediately think of a white, emaciated teenage girl. This stereotype, combined with high levels of stigma, is a huge contributing factor as to why so many people affected by eating disorders are unable to access support from the health system. When people face barriers to accessing eating disorder services, it prevents them from getting potentially life-saving help. Hospital admissions for people with eating disorders have increased by 84% in the last five years. Eating disorders are not new illnesses, but what we know is that the
  2. Content Article
    Recommendations 1. Medical and psychiatric ward staff need to be aware that patients with eating disorders being admitted to a medical or paediatric ward may be at high risk despite appearing well and having normal blood parameters. 2. The role of the primary care team is to monitor patients with eating disorders, refer them early and provide monitoring after discharge, in collaboration with medical services and EDSs (including community EDSs). Eating disorders are covered, in England, by the term severe mental illness and physical checks in primary care should be performed, even if u
  3. News Article
    Children’s lives are being put at risk, charities warn, as waiting times for eating disorder services soar to record highs. The number of children waiting more than four months following an urgent referral for an eating disorder was more than seven times higher at the end of 2021-22 compared to the same period in the previous year. Data showed that at the end of quarter four of 2021-22, 94 children were waiting more than 12 weeks following an urgent referral, the highest on record, compared to just 13 at the end of 2020-21. The latest NHS data on waiting times for community eati
  4. News Article
    A hospital for adults with eating disorders has been rated inadequate after inspectors found the provision of food was "unsafe and unacceptable". A Care Quality Commission (CQC) report of the Schoen Clinic in York said some patients were given mouldy bread and one was served food containing plastic. Concerns were also raised around lack of staff and patient safety, though wards were clean and well-equipped. Schoen Clinic Group said issues raised in the report "were quickly addressed". Following the inspection in January the hospital has been placed in special measures and w
  5. News Article
    Two leading medical organisations have told the BBC that GPs are not getting the right support to treat eating disorders. The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the British Medical Association (BMA) say doctors need more time with patients and more specialist units. Beat Eating Disorders asked nearly 1,700 people about their experience of trying to get a diagnosis from their GP. Over 92% asked thought their GP needed more training with eating disorders. Out of those questioned, 69% also said they felt their GP didn't know how to help them. The survey has been rele
  6. News Article
    On average, UK medical students receive less than two hours of teaching on eating disorders throughout their entire medical degree. Even more concerningly, a fifth of medical schools do not include eating disorders at all in their teaching. Given that 1 in 50 people in the UK suffer from an eating disorder, and around 5% of the population will be affected at some point in their lifetime, this is something that needs to change. This week is Eating Disorders Awareness Week and Beat Eating Disorders are campaigning for UK medical schools to introduce comprehensive training on eating di
  7. Event
    This Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Beat is asking for all future doctors to be given the training they need on eating disorders, and we need your help. We are holding a webinar to discuss this campaign and your role in taking it to the next level. During the webinar, the campaigns team will be covering: The history of medical training on eating disorders in the UK What changes Beat are campaigning for The progress of the campaign so far How you can get involved in the campaign Register
  8. Content Article
    Food challenges In the early days of the pandemic there were many reports of food shortages. This was extremely anxiety provoking for people with eating disorders who rely on ‘safe foods’ and found that these foods were out of stock. Some people who suffered from binge eating disorders reported that the emphasis on stockpiling foods in case they ran out led to many binges. Some people with eating disorders find it easier to eat out with others and the inability to do this was hard for some. Staying at home Various orders to stay at home over the past two years have been challengin
  9. Event
    Bringing together clinical expertise, lived experience and new research, EDIC 2022 will showcase and debate approaches for re-establishing our eating disorder services in the most equitable, accessible and impactful way possible as we rebuild after the pandemic. Register
  10. News Article
    Millions of patients in England face dangerously long waits for mental health care unless ministers urgently draw up a recovery plan to tackle a “second pandemic” of depression, anxiety, psychosis and eating disorders, NHS leaders and doctors have warned. The Covid crisis has sparked a dramatic rise in the numbers of people experiencing mental health problems, with 1.6 million waiting for specialised treatment and another 8 million who cannot get on the waiting list but would benefit from support, the heads of the NHS Confederation and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have told the Guar
  11. Content Article
    Mental Health Safety Improvement Programme Early Intervention Eating Disorder (FREED) Focus ADHD Supporting high impact users in Emergency Departments (SHarED) Future Challenges: Young People and Mental Health Resilience S12 Solutions
  12. News Article
    The NHS can no longer treat every child with an eating disorder, a leading psychiatrist has warned, as “worrying” figures reveal hospital admissions have risen 41% in a year. A dramatic surge in cases during the pandemic has left already struggling community services overstretched with many unable to care for everyone who requires help, experts said. NHS Digital data for England shows a sharp rise in admissions in every area of the country. The provisional data for April to October 2021 – the most recent available – shows there were 4,238 hospital admissions for children aged 17 and
  13. News Article
    Patients in the US are able to order “don’t weigh me” cards to take to the doctors in a move aimed at reducing anxiety and stress on a visit. The US group behind the initiative said being weighed and talking about weight “causes feelings of stress and shame for many people”. The cards say: “Please don’t weigh me unless it is (really) medically necessary.” It adds: “If you really need my weight, please tell me why so that I can give you my informed consent”. On the other side, it explains why the patient may not want to be weighed, including “when you focus on my weight I ge
  14. News Article
    More than half of England has limited or no access to a ‘gold standard’ eating disorder programme proven to halve the need for intensive treatment, a year after NHS England funded 18 pilot projects in the wake of five women’s anorexia deaths, HSJ analysis reveals. Last November NHSE announced it would scale up the first episode rapid intervention in eating disorders (FREED) service – a successful scheme shown to help people aged 16-25 in London – in 19 initial areas before promoting it country-wide. The brainchild of King’s College London’s Professor Ulrike Schmidt, FREED sees teenag
  15. News Article
    Patients with the most severe eating disorders have received the least support during the COVID-19 pandemic, a leading expert has warned. Dr Agnes Ayton, chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists eating disorder faculty, told HSJ that although it was an achievement that services had implemented digital consultations so quickly, for the most severe and high-risk patients this would not work as well. She also warned that some specialist eating disorder units across the country have had to limit admissions and run below full capacity. Her warning comes after a leading charity fo
  16. News Article
    According to reports, the number of children being treated by the NHS has soared, with waiting times tripling in a year, and experts warning the pandemic may have set back treatment for young people "by years". The Royal College of Psychiatrists have also said services are struggling to provide timely treatment due to an "overwhelming" demand. Dr Agnes Ayton, the chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Faculty of Eating Disorders Psychiatry, said: “The pandemic has had a huge impact on children and young people with disruption to their schooling, social lives and home lives. Man
  17. News Article
    Extremely unwell eating disorder patients are having to be tube fed at home by their families owing to a lack of hospital beds, as the Royal College of Psychiatrists reports a rise in people being treated in units without specialist support. Leading psychiatrists are urging the government for an emergency cash investment as the pandemic has prompted a rise in demand for treatment for conditions such as anorexia, amid “desperate pressure in the system”. In interviews with the Guardian, a number of parents told of the struggles of helping a severely unwell person from home. A number of
  18. News Article
    Although community-based treatment can improve outcomes for people with eating disorders, it must not be at the expense of vital inpatient services, says Lorna Collins in an article today in the Guardian supporting Eating Disorders Awareness Week. No single treatment or approach works for every patient experiencing an eating disorder and it is extremely hard to get help; there is too little money in the system to provide enough care. "Speaking to patients, carers and clinicians, I am struck by the sheer desperation of so many people saying the system has failed them. Too many find t
  19. News Article
    A woman described as a "high risk" anorexia patient faced delays in treatment after moving to university, an inquest has heard. Madeline Wallace, 18, from Cambridgeshire, was told there could be a six-week delay in her seeing a specialist after moving to Edinburgh. The student "struggled" while at university and a coroner said there appeared to be a "gap" in her care. Ms Wallace died on 9 January 2018 due to complications from sepsis. A parliamentary health service ombudsman report into her death was being written at the time of Ms Wallace's treatment in 2017 and issues raised i
  20. News Article
    A quarter of children referred for specialist mental health care because of self-harm, eating disorders and other conditions are being rejected for treatment, a new report has found. The study by the Education Policy Institute warns that young patients are waiting an average of two months for help, and frequently turned away. It follows research showing that one in three mental health trusts are only accepting cases classed as the most severe. GPs have warned that children were being forced to wait until their condition deteriorated - in some cases resulting in a suicide attempt -
  21. Content Article
    In my current role I oversee the therapy programme for the Eating Disorders Unit (EDU) and see in-patients, day-patients and out-patients for individual and group therapy. I work with both adults and children with eating disorders, depression and anxiety, and use evidence-based therapies including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). A case study Lucy* is a 25-year-old interior designer who is seeking treatment for anorexia. She was an inpatient on our EDU. Throughout the whole admission there is a strong focus on patient safety. One of Lucy’s goals was to gain weight to a sa
  22. Content Article
    This web page addresses some of the myths around eating disorders and includes videos of patients with eating disorders talking about their experiences.