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This conference focuses on Eating Disorders: risk assessments and referrals, working compassionately with your patient, and complications of treatment. There is focus on referrals to specialist services and an extended session focusing on Managing Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders following the 2022 Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders National Guidance.
Eating disorders are treatable, people can get better with time and treatment. We shouldn’t accept anorexia has the highest mortality rate because a lot of these deaths are avoidable and treatable. We should be aiming to provide high-quality care.
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.
This conference will enable you to:
- Network with colleagues who are working to improve management of medical emergencies in Eating Disorders
- Understand the national context and evidence base
- Reflect on the lived experience of Eating Disorders
- Implement and assess your service against the 2022 guidance
- Understand the current challenges around assessments and referrals, including the risks in hospital admissions
- Develop your skills in the medical management of eating disorders
- Understand how you can improve and develop competence in the medical management of Eating Disorders
- Ensure you are up to date with the latest guidance on transferring patients between services
- Identify key strategies for managing treatments of eating disorders combined with other mental health disorders
- Reflect on how to work collaboratively with patients with an eating disorder
- Self assess and reflect on your own practice
- Supports CPD professional development and acts as revalidation evidence. This course provides 5 Hrs training for CPD subject to peer group approval for revalidation purposes