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Training for GPs and Primary Care Clinicians

Work in a GP practice in the UK?

Get the latest training on eating disorders

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


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.

  1. The first half is dedicated to recognising different types of eating disorders, the importance of early intervention and the clinician’s role in identifying, assessing and referring patients.
  2. The second focuses on your approach and communication with patients who are struggling. It equips you with a step-by-step framework, so you can identify the signs of an eating disorder. From the medical assessment itself to the later referral and monitoring stages, we’ve covered all the bases.
  3. You’ll then watch a 20 minute role-play. It brings a likely scenario to life, between a GP and their patient. You’ll get to put your newfound knowledge into practice through a series of interactive questions.

We’ll also share a variety of helpful resources, for clinicians, patients and their families.

Sound good? Then let's get started!

If you'd like to share details of this new package with your GP surgery, download a cover letter to send to them.