Eating Disorders

Department of Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2015.

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Photo of Lord Taylor of Warwick Lord Taylor of Warwick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to improve NHS treatment for patients with eating disorders.

Photo of Lord Prior of Brampton Lord Prior of Brampton The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health

As part of the Autumn Statement 2014, investment of £30 million per year until 2020 was announced to improve services for children and young people with mental health problems in England, placing a particular emphasis on eating disorders.

To improve access to eating disorder services, NHS England is leading the development of an Access and Waiting Time Standard which is expected to be introduced in April 2016.

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