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Here you can find relevant CPD Online learning modules and podcasts. Trainees can see what training posts are available across the UK and submit an application for an ED Faculty prize or bursary.


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There are dozens of training programmes situated across the UK aimed at trainees interested in enrolling on core and higher training placements and special interest sessions. Not all training schemes are able to offer placements in eating disorders and we appreciate your input to keep our list up to date. If you are aware of any additional training posts in eating disorders or if you can see any inaccuracies in the list, please complete and return the training placement form.

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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Bursaries to attend Faculty Annual Meeting

Applications are invited for bursaries to attend the Eating Disorders Faculty Annual Meeting.


Each bursary includes up to £50 towards travel expenses and free registration at the Eating Disorders Faculty Annual Meeting, which is usually held in November each year.


The following bursaries are available each year:


  • Two for medical students
  • One for Foundation Year doctors (FY1-2)
  • One for core psychiatric trainees (CT1-3)
  • One for advanced psychiatric trainees (ST4-6)

Closing date: Sunday 23 September 2018.



Applicants should send a brief CV (no longer than 1 side of A4) by email with a covering letter, stating in no more than 200 words why you would like to attend the meeting and how you will disseminate your learning. Please state clearly which of the bursaries you are applying for (ie whether you are a medical student, foundation year doctor, core trainee or higher trainee).


Submissions to: Finance Officer, Faculty of Eating Disorders by email


College contact: Stephanie Whitehead, Faculty & Committee Manager


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Faculty of Eating Disorders Poster Prize

This prize has been established by the Eating Disorders Faculty for the best poster presentation at its Annual Meeting by a psychiatric trainee. The Faculty wishes to encourage interest in Eating Disorders psychiatry and research in the specialism.


November Conference 2017 poster prize entries and winning posters

Winner: Reducing use of PRN medication on an inpatient eating disorders unit. Dr Sophie Tomlin, Dr Elizabeth Tyrrell Bunge, Dr Arnaldo Felix de Carvalho.

Runner up:  Do we need men in eating disorder units? Dr Akira Fukutomi, Dr Pia Ghosh, Dr Frances Connan, Dr Anthony Winston

Joint Highly Commended: Poor knowledge on the assessment of underweight in children and adolescents among paediatric trainee doctors in Ireland. Eilis O Leary, Dr Senan O Connell, Dr Louise Kyne, Dr Elizabeth Barrett, Dr Lee Hudson, Dr Charlotte Cumby

Joint Highly Commended: Menstrual dysfunction across eating disorder: a population-based study. Dr MG Martini, L Robinson, Dr N Micali


Previous winning posters

  • Spring 2017 ‘Body Dysmorphic Disorder: This is a Man’s World’ Dr Esme O’Loughlin (FY1 Doctor, BSMHFT) and Dr Sophie Emesih (CT1 Psychiatry Trainee, BSMHFT)
  • 2016 ‘Clinical dilemmas of re-feeding syndrome’ Dr Harriett Tan, Dr Tamara Simons and Dr Margaret Murphy
  • 2015 ‘Are you in the right team, are you getting the right treatment?’ Dr Tulika Jha and Dr Illona Szeredko


Prize:  £250


Frequency:  Annually


Eligible:  Psychiatric trainees CT1-3 and ST4-6, as well as comparable European colleagues.  Presentations specifically invited by the Faculty and work funded by the Faculty are NOT eligible.


Where presented: Faculty Annual Meeting, usually held in November each year.




I.         This prize will be awarded on the basis of originality and the relevance of eating disorders in the poster presentation.

II.       Information on submitting posters for presentation at the Annual Meeting will be posted each year on the College website. Please note that posters are NOT automatically entered for the prize.  If you are submitting a poster and want to be considered for the prize, please make it clear in your accompanying message.

III.     The prizewinner will be expected to provide a summary article for the Section Newsletter and the full text of their poster presentation for inclusion on the Section webpages.

IV.      The judging panel will consist of the Chair and two other members of the Faculty Executive Committee.


Closing date:  2 September each year


Submissions to: 

Centre for Advanced Learning and Conference (CALC)

Tel: +44 (0)20 3701 2615 Email:



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Save the date for:


Faculty of Eating Psychiatry Disorders Annual Conference 2018

Date:  Friday 2 November

Location: London

Bursaries are available to attend this conference.  More information is available here

Joint Conference of Faculty of Eating Disorders and Faculty of Medical Psychotherapy

Date: Friday 8 February 2019

Location:  Pembroke College, Oxford. 

Programme and booking details to be announced.

Newsletter: July 2018


Notice of election

A number of vacancies will become available on the Faculty of Eating Disorders Executive Committee next year. These include the roles of Chair, Vice Chair, Finance Officer and Executive Member.


If you’re interested in putting yourself forward, you can find the information you need including job description, timelines for applying and more in the notice of elections.   The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 October 2018.



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