We work as part of a multidisciplinary team with NHS Derbyshire Community Eating Disorder Service (CEDS) which offers treatment to individuals with anorexia nervosa with a body mass index (BMI) of 16.9 and under.
In some circumstances we also see people who present with severe bulimia with physical health risks or those who are rapidly losing weight.
We also have a good working relationship with the Community Dietitian Team at the Royal Derby Hospital and provide continued professional development training (CPD) events to up-skill each others teams to ensure that our own staff benefit from the latest subject matter knowledge.
NHS working in partnership with the Third Sector
Our Eating Disorders service works closely together supporting Adults and Children and Young People (CAMHS) where we are in contact with NHS Care Coordinators daily. Our staff attend monthly multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings with CAMHS North and South Eating Disorders teams, and through the range of different outreach locations where we work, regularly talk to multi-agency teams (MAT), which includes social workers and teachers.
This enables us to provide targeted intensive practical support in the community thus enabling people to access support and progress towards recovery.
This joint service provides home and community supportive interventions from a variety of options agreed by the NHS Care Co-ordinator as part of the Care Programme Approach (CPA) process and may include: social activities, for example going to the cinema or for a walk, confidence building (around your needs), food shopping, preparing meals, eating at home or in public, volunteering and support to get back into work and/or education.
If you want to find out more information about supporting someone with an eating disorder, NHS England guidance is available HERE