The Long Term Plan for the NHS is published, laying out the strategy for the NHS for the next ten years has been published.
Reacting to the figures, Beat’s Director of External Affairs Tom Quinn said, “There is increasing awareness that, contrary to stereotypes, eating disorders are serious mental illnesses that affect people of all genders and backgrounds.
NHS England today released waiting time statistics for children and young people referred for treatment for eating disorders, showing that nationally eating disorder services risk not meeting targets by 2021.
NHS England today released waiting time statistics for children and young people referred for treatment for eating disorders, showing an improvement in the how quickly routine cases are seen.
The Department for Education has launched proposals to make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.
Beat is delighted that Professor Ulrike Schmidt has been named as one of the NHS70 women leaders in recognition of her contribution to the treatment and understanding of eating disorders.
Reports we have received from parents of children who have fallen ill with an eating disorder while at boarding school suggest a wide range of attitudes among the schools, from highly supportive to near-complete denial that a problem exists.
The Welsh Government is currently carrying out a review of eating disorder services in Wales, with opportunities for people with lived experience to get involved in shaping the future of treatment.
An important review of the treatment of eating disorders in Wales presents a big opportunity to improve the treatment NHS Wales/GIG Cymru can offer, and those affected by eating disorders in Wales are invited to get involved.
On Tuesday 27th February, Edward Argar MP for Charnwood, sponsored an adjournment debate on the importance of early intervention for eating disorders.
Hannah Bird, 33 years old, from East London, has recently launched her appeal to raise awareness about eating disorders and funds for Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity.
The PHSO report is very clear: if the eating disorder had been recognised earlier, Averil Hart’s death would have been prevented.