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Training posts in Eating Disorders

Training posts in eating disorders



Not all training schemes are able to offer placements in eating disorders. This list was compiled to help trainees who would like to undertake training in this field. The list may not be complete so if you are aware of any additional training posts in eating disorders or if there are inaccuracies in this list, please email. Thanks to everyone who has provided information so far.


Schemes offering experience at CT1-3 level


  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham - 1 CT3
  • Cambridge - 1 CT
  • Cheshire - 1 CT2/3 or ST2/3         
  • Edinburgh - 1 half time CT3
  • Institute of Psychiatry - 2 CT posts
  • Leeds - 1 CT3
  • Leicester - 1 CT2/CT3
  • Norwich - Dr Kiran Chitale
  • Oxford - 1 CT2
  • Priory Hospital (St George’s scheme) - 1 CT post
  • Royal Free Hospital CAMHS ED Service, London - CT2/3
  • St Ann’s Eating disorder service, London - 1 x CT3
  • St George’s Eating disorder unit - 1 CT3
  • Warwick - CT3 post – 4 months
  • Vincent Square, London - 1 CT


Schemes offering experience at SpR/ ST4-6 level


  • Aberdeen
  • Birmingham - 1 SpR/ ST4-6 - inpatient, day patient and outpatient
  • Cambridge - 1 SpR/ ST4-6 in child and adolescent psychiatry (inpatient and outpatient experience) and 1 SpR/ ST4-6 in eating disorders
  • Cheshire - 1 ST4/6
  • Edinburgh - 2 x SpRs/ ST4-6
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London - Eating Disorders Team, 3 part-time posts 
  • Institute of Psychiatry - 1 SpR/ ST4-6 post
  • Leicester - 1 SpR/ ST4-6 post
  • Leeds - 1 SpR/ ST4-6 post
  • Norwich - Dr Kiran Chitale
  • Newcastle - 1 SpR/ST4-6 – inpatients and outpatients
  • Oxford - Possibility of SpR
  • Royal Free Hospital CAMHS ED Service, London
  • St Ann’s Eating disorder service, London - 2 x SpR/ ST4-6 posts
  • St George’s Eating disorder unit - 1 SpR/ ST4-6
  • Vincent Square, London - 1 SpR


Special interest sessions




Special interest sessions available.



With eating disorder service and in Child and adolescent psychiatry – 0.5 sessions outpatient experience.



Special interest sessions available


Great Yarmouth and Waveney

Dr Jacobus Hamelijnck



Special interest sessions available. They also offer psychotherapy supervision to SHOs.



Special Interest sessions available. Contact. Dr Jon Arcelus



Outpatient special interest sessions available.



Outpatient special interest sessions available.


Oxfordshire (Marlborough, Wiltshire).

Inpatient special interest sessions available. Contact: Christine Vize


Royal Free Hospital CAMHS ED service, London


South East Scotland

NHS Forth Valley and an Anorexia Nervosa Intensive Treatment Team in NHS Fife which are part of the South East Scotland Eating Disorders Network.


Tayside Eating Disorders Service can offer special interest sessions to local trainees. For more information, contact Dr Lesley Dolan at:

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys

Possibility of special interest within a nurse run eating disorder service.


Vincent Square, London




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