The sooner someone gets access to the treatment they need for their eating disorder the more likely they are to make a full recovery. But those affected by eating disorders face barriers to treatment: poor understanding of early signs and symptoms, misconceptions among medical professionals and limited funding for treatment among others.
GPs have a traditional role as the gatekeeper for specialist services, and the part they play in identifying eating disorders is incredibly important. We want everyone with an eating disorder to experience good quality care from their GP alongside quick referral and access to specialist treatment.
Support our call for increased training on eating disorders for future GPs and increased funding for specialist services.