Eating disorder service in Suffolk praised

Suffolk's NHS eating disorders service has been praised by an eating disorders charity.

Suffolk's service is provided to anyone aged 18 years and above who suffer from anorexia or bulimia nervosa.

The Beat organisation, which is the new name for the Eating Disorders Association, said Suffolk provided a good quality service.

But it also said the service's sometimes lengthy referral process should be improved.

The report found that the Suffolk service provided a good quality service that involved patients and carers in treatment and development.

The Beat report said patients in Suffolk were treated in a warm, supportive manner when they first made contact with the service and families were well supported.

The report added that an increase in psychological therapy would benefit recovery, and opportunities and services should be developed for family therapy.

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