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New NHS plan boosts young people’s services but adults need more support

The Long Term Plan for the NHS is published, laying out the strategy for the NHS for the next ten years has been published.

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Number of boys admitted to hospital for eating disorders doubles

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.

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NHS loses momentum on eating disorder waiting times targets

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.

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New statistics show shorter eating disorder waiting times for under-18s

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.

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New compulsory mental health education should help children spot the signs of eating disorders

The Department for Education has launched proposals to make mental health education compulsory in primary and secondary schools.

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Eating disorders researcher and consultant recognised as an NHS70 woman leader

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.

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Clarification following the Telegraph story on eating disorders in boarding schools

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.

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Making services in Wales better together!

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.

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Review of NHS Eating Disorders treatment in Wales underway

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.

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Early intervention for eating disorders debated in parliament

On Tuesday 27th February, Edward Argar MP for Charnwood, sponsored an adjournment debate on the importance of early intervention for eating disorders.

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Anorexia Recoveree Tours London to ‘Sock It’ to 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.

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Our response to PHSO enquiry into anorexia death

The PHSO report is very clear: if the eating disorder had been recognised earlier, Averil Hart’s death would have been prevented.

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