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UK Medical Schools: Training Status

Since we launched this campaign, we have contacted all medical schools in the UK to assess whether they are delivering effective education on eating disorders to their students and support them to make improvements. We have published a full definition of “effective training on eating disorders” which was developed alongside clinicians from medical schools, future doctors and our Clinical Advisory Group – you can view the definition here.

Below is a summary of the training delivered by UK medical schools. Please note that this is our understanding of training offered, which is based on information supplied to us by medical schools.

*If we receive new information, we will update this list accordingly.


These medical schools are providing effective eating disorders education to all medical students:

Anglia Ruskin University

Aston University

University of Birmingham

University of Bristol

University College London

University of East Anglia

University of Glasgow

University of Hull and York

King's College London

University of Leicester

University of Lincoln

Newcastle University

University of Nottingham

University of Oxford

Queen Mary University of London

Queen’s University Belfast


These medical schools are in the process of introducing effective eating disorders education to all medical students but this is not yet fully in place:

University of Aberdeen

University of Buckingham

University of Dundee

Edge Hill University*

University of Edinburgh

Kent and Medway Medical School* (Plans for curriculum delivery include provision of effective eating disorders education to all medical students at different stages of the curriculum.)

University of Manchester

University of Plymouth

University of Sheffield

Ulster University*

*New medical schools developing their curriculum for the first time


These medical schools provide some eating disorders education but this is limited and/or not a compulsory part of the curriculum for all medical students:

University of Cambridge

Imperial College London


These medical schools have responded positively to questions about training on eating disorders and we are seeking further information regarding this:

University of Exeter

Lancaster University

University of Liverpool

University of Southampton

University of Sunderland

University of Warwick


These medical schools have not responded or have not provided any evidence of effective eating disorders training for medical students:

Universities of Brighton & Sussex

Cardiff University

University of Central Lancashire

Keele University

University of Leeds

St George's University of London

Swansea University