Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service

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The Nottinghamshire Eating Disorder Service is a multi-disciplinary service offering support to adults in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with more severe presentations of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. We do not have a fixed BMI criterion for referrals and are open to people of all genders, race and age 18 or over - eating disorders can affect anyone.

Following referral to our service and being accepted, service users can expect to receive a compassionate and considerate assessment of their difficulties with a highly skilled member of our team. Assessments last around 90 minutes and can be offered in person or via video. Our team discusses each referral collectively, helping to develop a care plan for the service user drawing on all of our knowledge and experience.

Interventions within our service draw on national guidelines and evidence-based therapies such as MANTRA and CBT-E. We offer interventions drawing on occupational therapy, art therapy, dietetics, community support and peer support. Every service user is considered as an individual with their own unique needs, and all care plans are discussed and agreed with each service user.

We take referrals from healthcare professionals and ask that our referral form is completed and sent to


Can I bring someone with me to the first appointment?

We are still seeing some patients face to face for assessment and treatment but mostly we are offering assessment and appointments over MS Teams.  If you do come into the clinic for an assessment you can choose to bring a family member, advocate or friend with you to the first appointment.  However, we usually encourage you to meet us by yourself at some stage during the assessment.

Is my information confidential? 

Yes it is.  We do have to share information with your GP or other healthcare professionals.  In exceptional circumstances if there were immediate concerns about your/others health and safety then we may share information with external services.

Who will monitor my physical health? 

Your  physical health monitoring is shared by our service and your GP.

Service opening hours

During working hours

Monday – Friday 9am - 5pm.

There are some therapy groups that may take place between 5 and 7 pm.


Out of hours

Outside of office hours in case of an urgent issue please contact out of hours GP services, NHS 111, or in an emergency 999.

Help in a crisis

Outside of office hours please contact your GP, NHS 111, or in an emergency go to your local Accident and Emergency (A&E) department.

Further information

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals usually come from GPs. Health professionals within secondary mental health services can also refer.


Team Leader

Alison Newsham-Kent



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