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This report is from the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Section of
Eating Disorders who have recently surveyed specialist eating
disorders services for adults in the UK.
The survey demonstrated a welcome increase in number of services
since the previous College report. However, it appears that this
increase is mainly explained by a growth in small services that do
not fulfil all criteria of a specialist service. This has
implications for the quality of care provided, for instance in
terms of the confidence of services in dealing with severe or
complex presentations, access to a range of evidence-based
treatments and transitions between services.
Aims of this report:
- To conduct a review of service provision for
eating disorders (with emphasis on quantity and quality) in the UK
- To assess need for training posts in eating
Specific objectives of this report:
- To conduct a mapping exercise of eating
disorder service provision for children, adolescents and adults
within the NHS and private sector across the whole of the UK and
the Republic of Ireland.
- To get a measure of adherence to key National
Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommendations
within eating disorder services.
This report replaces CR87. Eating Disorders in the UK:
Policies for Service Development and Training from 2001.
- Working group
- Executive summary and recommendations
- Aims and objectives
- Training of specialists in the psychiatry of
- Main findings of the 2008 survey of eating
disorders services in the UK and Ireland
- Surveys of service providers and
A. Questionnaire for health professionals with
a special interest in eating disorders (includes all CAMHS
B. Eating disorders services: questionnaire
for health professionals in general adult services
C. Eating disorders services: questionnaire
for service users