Eating disorders are common and Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. However, people with eating disorders have better recovery rates and a reduced risk of relapse when they receive the right support as early as possible.
To support GPs and primary care clinicians in understanding and supporting people of all ages with an eating disorder, HEE has worked in partnership with experts by experience, NHS England and NHS Improvement and the charity Beat to launch online eating disorder learning.
The learning compromises of two sessions that take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete each and can be completed at the learner’s own pace. The learning also includes an assessment framework and a GP appointment involving an eating disorder assessment role-play demonstration.