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Eating Disorders Summit 2021: Improving Access, Treatment & Recovery Outcomes

Wednesday 24 Mar 2021


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The NHS Long Term Plan has demonstrated a commitment to improve support and treatment for people with eating disorders. This conference focuses on making that plan a reality through developing services for Eating Disorders: improving access, treatment and recovery outcomes, and meeting the national standards for children, young people and adult services.

There is an extended focus this year on Eating Disorders in boys and men with Beat estimating they account for 25% of all eating disorders. You will hear from James who has lived experience in eating disorders, and from a service working to reduce stigma and improve outcomes for boys and men with eating disorders. The conference will also update delegates on the FREED Service and early intervention “The investment in the early intervention – First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED) – service is part of the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to provide an additional £1 billion a year by 2023/24 to expand and improve community mental health care so adults, including those with an eating disorder, can get earlier access to care, as close to home as possible.” NHS England November 2020

One estimate of the numbers of people with eating disorders in the UK is between 600,000 and 725,000. An alternative estimate suggests the figure is 1.25 million. Regardless of precise figures, it has been suggested that eating disorders may be one of the most common mental health problems. Accordingly the provision of effective treatment and services for people who have an eating disorder is a serious matter for society.

Ignoring the Alarms- Too many avoidable deaths from eating disorders, UK Parliament  

The NHS has announced that it will scale up an early intervention service to support young people in the early stages of eating disorders…With eating disorders causing serious physical and mental health problems which can last decades, the expanded service will target care to those who have been living with a condition for fewer than three years, to tackle problems before they escalate

NHS England November 2020 

Benefits of attending this conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing Eating Disorders
  • Understand the national context and evidence base
  • Reflect on the lived experience of people with Eating Disorders
  • Understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people with eating disorders and how services will need to change beyond the pandemic
  • Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering Eating Disorders services
  • Ensure early intervention and reducing waiting times in both adult and child and adolescent services
  • Identify key strategies for increasing the use of day and home based treatment programmes
  • Learn from current best practice in treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Develop best practice in improving eating disorder services for boys and men
  • Ensure you are up to date with current consensus on exercise in eating disorders: treatment and practice
  • Improve access and services for adults with Eating Disorders
  • Develop an effective pathway for people with Bulimia Nervosa
  • Improve the way you develop recovery focused care plans and assess risk on transition of care

Virtual Attendance

Our online virtual events include a combination of live webcam presentations, training materials, video sessions and interactive exercises.

All you need is a quiet space, a good internet connection and PC or laptop with camera and microphone to allow you to see, hear and speak to the facilitator and other delegates. We will provide full instructions for accessing the platform along with login details. 

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Virtual Training

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience where they will have time to talk and demonstrate the benefits of their products. High quality specialist audiences make having a presence at our events a highly targeted and cost effective marketing channel.

Why Exhibit?

Having a presence at this event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate your product, system or service
  • Network and engage face to face with your key audience o 
  • Generate new business leads
  • Gain exposure for your brand and raise the profile of your organisation
  • Understand the current needs of your audience and challenges they’re facing
  • Update your knowledge of national policy and local developments  


Contact Carolyn Goodbody for exhibition and sponsorship prices, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Fee Options

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(Prices in brackets include VAT)


Additional delegate discount:

A discount of 15% will be applied to fees for any extra delegates.

Online discount:

A discount of 10% will be applied if you pay using the website.

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