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TypeEating Disorders Service
The Northamptonshire Eating Disorder Service is a countywide, multi-disciplinary, community service. We offer assessment and support to adults with a diagnosable eating disorder. We work with people who are suffering from a wide range of eating disorders. This includes Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder and OSFED (Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder)
We are specialist clinicians, including clinical and counselling psychologists, specialist nurses, health care assistant, dieticians, occupational therapists, a social worker, assistant psychologists and art & drama therapists.
Who is this service for? People aged 18 and above who have an eating disorder, as well as their carers/loved ones
We can only accept self-referrals from people who live in Northamptonshire or are registered with a GP within Northamptonshire.
How do I register for this service?
Referrals should be made by your GP or the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT). We also allow people to register themselves, however, it is always necessary for us to tell GPs of self-referrals.Self refer to our Community Eating Disorders team
or register yourself for this service call 0300 0270570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your:
- Date of Birth
- Contact details,
- GP details
- Summary of your struggles.
What happens after I register with the service?
After a referral is made into our service, it is looked at by senior members of the team. We will then call or write to you to invite you to an assessment appointment.
In this assessment appointment, we will ask a number of questions to find out more about your struggles.
After the assessment, we will then have a discussion with you about steps for support. These may include:
- adding you to the wait list for support within our team
- physical health monitoring with your GP surgery
- signposting to another service for more suitable support.
Northants, NN1 3EB
Telephone: 03000 270570
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Meet the team
Our service is made up of:
- Clinical and counselling psychologists
- Clinical nurse specialists
- Health care assistant
- Advanced nurse practitioner
- Specialist dieticians
- Occupational therapists
- Social worker
- Assistant psychologists
- Art therapist
- Drama therapist
We also work closely with GP’s who hold responsibility for physical health monitoring. Our service provides both individual and group based support.
Our mission is to provide a full and compassionate service to improve the lives of adults with an eating disorder. We are committed to quality care using our expertise and service users and carer experiences to inform our practice and make a difference. We base our care plans on clinical research and evidence to create a solid foundation for patient care. Working with our service users and patients we can add flexible and creative elements to each person's care so we can adapt to everyone's unique needs.
We aim to support those in our services on their recovery path. We work with our patients and service users to reach a feeling of wellness and give them the quality of life based on their values and goals. We do this by working together with respect, offering choices and ensuring each person knows they have bespoke plans in place.
Reviews and feedback
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