Adult Eating Disorders

Community, Inpatient and Intensive Day Patient Care: Guidance for commissioners and providers

Access the guidance for commissioners and providers of adult eating disorder services, and for people who use services and those who support them.

Who is the guidance for?

The guidance focuses on the optimum model of delivery, including information about the skill-mix that is required in dedicated community eating disorder teams to improve access to treatment, care and support. It covers care provided in the community, inpatient and intensive day-patient treatment.

The guidance covers services for a range of eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and other specified feeding and eating disorders.

Aims of the guidance

Through a rebalancing of provision, from a focus on inpatient services to expansion of community-based services, adults with eating disorders will be able to access treatment earlier, and closer to home, leading to better outcomes for them and their families.

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