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Largest ever study of eating disorders launches in England

Researchers at King’s College London have launched the largest ever study into eating disorders with partners Beat and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource.

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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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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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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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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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Guidance urges better support for families and carers

Beat has launched new guidance encouraging healthcare providers to ensure better support for families of people with eating disorders.

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Adult eating disorder services postcode lottery puts lives at risk

A new report published today shows that adults with eating disorders in some parts of England have to wait, on average, more than ten times longer for treatment than in other areas and face a postcode lottery.

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Harmful eating disorder content should be removed from social media

We welcome Instagram’s recent increases in its security measures to protect users from content that promotes eating disorders.

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