Eating disorders reports and resources

College reports

Consensus statements

Position statements

Position paper


Managing emergencies in eating disorders

Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia (MaRSiPAN) reports

  • MARSIPAN: Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa (2nd edition) (CR189, October 2014) – superseded by CR233
  • Junior MARSIPAN: Management of Really Sick Patients under 18 with Anorexia Nervosa (CR168, January 2012) – superseded by CR233

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Eating disorders - initial assessment in primary care (the BMJ visual summary)

MindEd Feeding or Eating Disorders Hub

The MindEd feeding or eating disorders hub provides tips for professionals on supporting adults or infants, children and young people with feeding and eating disorders and access to collated learning resources for professionals working with people of all ages.

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MindEd key and influential texts

This section of the MindEd Eating Disorders Hub provides access to selected key texts on adult eating disorders.

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Consider eating disorders in men – eLearning

Eating disorders are challenging to care for, and in men they can be even more tricky to diagnose. A new animated 60-mins course voiced by male experts by experience provides insight, clinical top tips, evidence-informed advice and treatment guidance. The course was developed by The University of Nottingham (Heike Bartel) and KCL (Una Foye) with clinical and creative partners, men with lived experience and eating disorders charities.

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First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED)

FREED is an innovative treatment approach to help young people with eating disorders as early as possible for a better chance of full recovery.

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Eating Disorders Training for Medical Students and Foundation Doctors

This training was developed in response to the PHSO investigation into avoidable deaths from eating disorders as outlined in recommendations from the report titled Ignoring the Alarms: How NHS Eating Disorder Services Are Failing Patients (PHSO, 2017). It is the result of collaboration between Beat, Health Education England and the Faculty of Eating Disorders and is designed to ensure that all medical students and foundation doctors are trained to understand, identify and respond appropriately when faced with a patient with a possible eating disorder.

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Educational videos for medical students and trainees 

The Faculty of Eating Disorders working with Tallulah Self, a young expert with lived experience and a film-maker and editor, has created three educational videos to increase awareness of eating disorders in medical students, foundation doctors, junior and senior trainees in primary care and relevant specialities.

Each video is approximately 6-8 minutes long and has powerful, lived narratives from three young experts by experience, the voice of a carer representative, and key learning points from Eating Disorder Psychiatrists.   References and links for care and crisis pathways, guidance for further reading and details of support organisations for patients and carers are included.

Eating Disorders: Signs, Symptoms and Support with Dr Kiran Chitale


Assessment and Management of Risk in Eating Disorders with Dr Caz Nahman

Family, Ethics and the Law with Dr Jacinta Tan

Eating Disorders - MDT Discussion around Nasogastric Feeding and Restraint

Increasing numbers of children and young people are requiring admission to paediatric wards with restrictive eating, and physical compromise. This video is a FICTIONAL account of a multiprofessional discussion regarding Nasogastric feeding, and the potential for restrictive practices and restraint, with consideration of legal frameworks. Those involved in this teaching are clinicians involved in this work regularly. The video itself forms part of a teaching day run by the Royal College of Paediatrics.


Medical emergencies in eating disorders - a patient perspective

A short presentation on how to support eating disorders patients in emergency medical care.