[Skip to Content]


We are sorry but some features of our website are not supported on your browser.

Please switch to a supported browser to continue using lancsteachinghospitals.nhs.uk. You can see a list of supported browsers below.

Adult Eating


We work closely with a range of system partners, for example, Commissioners, Providers, Health Education England, Local Authorities, across Yorkshire and the Humber to deliver the ambitions outlined within the NHS Long Term Plan.

We also have our NHS Futures site where we store more clinically focused information.  You can request to be a member of our workspace.  Please follow this link.

Laura Ansboro

Clinical Network Manager

Denise Friend

Quality Improvement Manager

What We Are Trying To Achieve

The NHS Long Term Plan (2019) includes ambitious targets for community mental health, with eating disorder identified as a key area for investment. The ambition is to rebalance services from inpatient to community based, so that adults with eating disorders will be able to access treatment earlier and closer to home.


Why It’s Important

This programme of work sits within the Community Mental Health Transformation programme. In addition, the pandemic has seen a significant increase in the demand for eating disorder services. The Clinical Network aim to support services in line with national deliverables.

What We Have Achieved In The Last 6 Months:

  • Produced and shared a Yorkshire and the Humber Eating Disorder Resource for Care Homes for older adults.
  • Hosted bespoke learning sessions e.g. Disordered Eating with 280 attendees.
  • Engaged with national and other regional teams and contributed to relevant forums e.g. national AED Leads Forum.
  • Worked jointly with our CYPMH team to run a series of Learning Lunches to support Eating Disorders Awareness Week (27th February to 5th March 2023).
  • Focused our Adult Eating Disorder Community of Practice on FREED, medical monitoring, 4 week waits, outcomes development, and older adults.
  • Engaged with the Older Adults at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Meetings and Events

Bi-monthly meetings of the Community Mental Health Transformation Regional Collaborative.

What We Plan To Do In The Next 6 Months:

  • Continue to develop and provide training opportunities for professionals, with training planned on Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).