In collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement - our team has put together a comprehensive package that aims to arm all surgeries with the knowledge needed to spot the signs of an eating disorder.
It’s estimated that over 1.25 million people in the UK are living with an eating disorder right now. These devastating mental illnesses can affect anyone - of any age, size, gender or background - and yet they can easily go undetected.
We know the signs aren’t always visible. They’re not easy to pick up.
And that’s exactly why this training has the potential to save lives.
“It was my GP who encouraged me at every step. She told me time and time again that I didn’t choose to have anorexia and that I was unwell. She helped me identify coping strategies for particularly difficult days. Above all, my GP gave me hope that I would get better and could get my life back. If it wasn’t for her support, I’m not sure I would be here today.” — Claire
SO WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
We know that time and resources are limited. So we’ve kept it short — and ensured it’s in line with the new guidance on managing medical emergencies in eating disorders (MEED).
Split into two sessions, the training runs just over an hour in total. But you can pause at any point, and do it at your own pace.
We’ll also share a variety of helpful resources, for clinicians, patients and their families.
If you'd like to share details of this new package with your GP surgery, download a cover letter to send to them.