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Improving Access and Treatment for Eating Disorders: Towards Recovery

Thursday 17 Oct 2019

The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham

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This conference focuses on effective improving access and treatment for eating disorders, and embedding the NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders. 

“Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions with some of the highest mortality rates of any mental health disorder. Early intervention is vital and we recognise how important it is that everyone with an eating disorder can access quick, specialist help when necessary. Improving eating disorder services is a key priority for the government and a fundamental part of our commitment to improve mental health services.”

UK Government August 2019

“Eating disorders have among the highest mortality rates of any mental illness, yet people’s chances of recovery are being subjected to a lottery and lives are at risk.”

Andrew Radford Chief Executive Beat Beating Eating Disorders, 18th June 2019 

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, evidence base and NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders
  • Reflect on the lived experience of Eating Disorders
  • Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering Eating Disorders services
  • Improve and reducing waiting times in both adult and child and adolescent services 
  • Learn from current best practice in treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Learn from experts working in Eating Disorders services
  • 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 
  • Reflect on established practice improving access to Eating Disorders services
  • Ensure effective working with co morbidities such as diabetes and ensure an effective pathway for people with Bulimia Nervosa
  • Improve the way you develop recovery focused care plans and assess risk on transition of care
  • Self assess and reflect on your own practice
  • Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence

Speakers Include:

Hope Virgo

Person with Lived Experience of Eating Disorders

Dr Agnes Ayton

Vice Chair, Eating Disorders Faculty, The Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Karina Allen

Senior Clinical Psychologist and FREED Network Lead, Eating Disorders Outpatients Service South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Exhibition & Sponsorship Packages

This conference offers a valuable opportunity for industry suppliers to personally meet with their target audience away from their workplace in an intimate environment 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, whether it be a sponsored session, or an exhibition stand, 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
  • 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 katiej@hc-uk.org.uk for prices and further information, or to discuss a tailored package to suit your needs and budget.

Getting to the Venue

thestudio is located about 50 yards up Cannon Street (from New Street) on the right or 50 yards down from House of Fraser on the left.
By Rail
There are three railway stations within walking distance of thestudio: Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street. New Street Station is just three minute walk from thestudio.
By Road
There are several car parks within walking distance of thestudio. We recommend either NCP High Street, or NCP Londonderry House both around five minutes walk away. The postcode for satnav is B4 7LN and B4 7LX. The Mailbox car park is also only a 10 minute walk.
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Fee Options

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Voluntary sector & charities



Commercial organisations



(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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