Description of CAMHS eating disorder service

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Overview of CAMHS eating disorder service

This new service has been developed with additional funding from NHS England, following a national review of outcomes for young people with eating disorders. The aim is to reduce inpatient admissions and promote improved long term outcome.

The Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Service encourages early intervention and provides prompt support and treatment for young people and families experiencing eating disorders. The service aims to restore physical health and psychological wellbeing in a safe and collaborative manner, within a culture of continuous learning and innovation.

The service accepts referrals of suspected eating disorders from GPs, other professionals involved with young people, such as school nurses as well as self-referrals from young people and their parents.

Specialist assessment and treatment of eating disorders will be undertaken for those under the age of 18 across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. The service has central bases in Oxford and Aylesbury with satellite clinics in Banbury, Abingdon, Wycombe and Amersham. The service is staffed by psychiatrists, paediatrician, specialist nurses, clinical psychologists, psychology assistants, family therapists, dieticians and other mental health professionals.

Page last reviewed: 13 September, 2021