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New advice to support those with eating disorders at Christmas

The NHS and leading eating disorder charity Beat have drawn up new guidance to help people of all ages suffering with an illness and their families cope over the festive season.

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Beat’s response to ‘exercise calorie’ labelling

Beat is urging caution in response to recently published research into food labelling and calorie consumption.

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EDIC keynote speakers announced!

We’ve announced the keynote speakers for 2020’s Eating Disorders International Conference! Will you be joining us in Glasgow on 18 and 19 March?

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General Election 2019: What the parties are saying

Most political parties have now published their manifestos, setting out their priorities, including for the NHS and mental health.

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Rise in reported cases of anorexia among children

New research published in the online journal BMJ Open this week indicates that the annual number of new cases of anorexia nervosa among eight- to twelve-year-olds in the UK and Ireland is around double that of a previous estimate in 2006.

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Eating disorder treatment inaccessible to thousands of patients

Outpatient treatment for eating disorders, including intensive day or home-based treatment, could significantly reduce costs to the NHS and still be as effective as inpatient treatment .

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Welsh Government proposes four week waiting time target

An ambitious four week waiting time target for eating disorder treatment across child and adult services has been proposed by the Welsh Government.

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Funding boost for children and young people’s services

The NHS in England has this summer pledged a major boost to the funding of children and young people’s eating disorder services.

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More people to be trained to spot eating disorders

More young sufferers and their families will benefit from Beat’s vital support as the UK’s eating disorder charity has been awarded more than £1 million in National Lottery funding.

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Guidance signals greater priority for adult services in England

Beat welcomes the publication by NHS England of its first ever guidance setting out what patients and carers should be able to expect from adult eating disorder services.

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Welsh Government seeks views on draft plan

The Welsh Government wants to hear your views on their draft ‘Together for Mental Health delivery plan 2019 – 2022’. Members of the public, service users, carers and organisations can submit their feedback online by 30 August 2019.

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