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Eating Disorder Services

Posted on the 4th December 2014

The Trust’s Eating Disorder Service who currently provides services in Preston has now won the contract to roll this out across Chorley and South Ribble. The service focuses on adults with severe eating disorders aged 16 years onwards. The eating disorder team will provide supported eating, psychological therapy and management of physical health issues associated with eating disorders. The service consists of a multidisciplinary team including a General Practitioner which means that the service can also closely monitor an individual’s physical health.

Phil Horner, Interim Deputy Network Director for the Adult Mental Health Network said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide eating disorder services across Greater Preston and Chorley & South Ribble. Our team did a fantastic job of showcasing the excellent services on offer from the Trust and the innovative ways of working. By including a GP within the team, it provides the very best in all round care, and allows us to provide support with both mental and physical health needs for our service users when they need us most.

“We are really looking forward to working with the commissioners to help realise our vision for the very best in compassionate and innovative care within eating disorder services.”

This service will also assist people with an eating disorder who are currently under the care of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) who are approaching their 16th birthday and will be joining the new service. The contract was awarded jointly by Greater Preston and Chorley and South Ribble CCGs and the new service is expected to launch in January 2015.

The team is based at the Oxford Annex, Preston and Euxton Lane, Chorley and can be contacted by telephone on 01772 647072. You can find out more information about this service, and the other areas across Lancashire in which it is provided, by visiting the website at www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/Eating-Disorders.