There are 70 extended or newly established community eating disorders services being developed across the country and recruitment to get the teams up to full capacity is well under way. This means at least 3,350 children and young people a year will receive swift, effective eating disorder treatment in the community — for many this will mean they will be treated earlier and no longer need to go into hospital. Further information is available at:
In Sussex, all seven clinical commissioning groups have commissioned a national eating disorder charity (BEAT) to raise awareness and training for professionals and to develop a sustainable parent/carer support network. A Family Eating Disorder Service has also been collaboratively commissioned which complies with the National Access and Waiting Time Standards for children’s eating disorder services.