Eating Disorders Service for Adults
The Leicestershire Adult Eating Disorders Service has moved to new accommodation on the Glenfield Hospital site.
The service has moved to fully re-furbished modern premises which have been realised as part of Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust’s Centres of Excellence project. The outpatient and day programme service have moved to Forest Grange and the inpatient service has moved to Langley Ward, both of which are based in the Bennion Centre. The new accommodation has greatly enhanced the environment and facilities available for patients including access to outside garden space and dedicated day care facilities.
The new contact details following the re-location will be as follows:
Leicester Adult Eating Disorders Service
The Bennion Centre
The new telephone numbers: 0116 2252557/ 2252562
What Does Our Service Do?
Our service helps adults aged 18 or over who have eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa or similar problems. We offer an outpatient service for local patients, and a regional 14-bed inpatient service in our Beaumanor Unit. We work in accordance with the guidance for the management of eating disorders set out by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
How Does Our Service Work?
We have an out-patient and an in-patient service, which is staffed by a number of different health professionals - psychiatrists, specialist nurses, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, occupational therapists, administrative staff, researchers and a dietician.
Some of our clinicians are trained in dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural psychotherapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), personal construct therapy, motivational enhancement therapy, systematic therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT). We have a well-established system of clinical supervision. The clinical director of the service is Ms Pamela Marshall.
Nearly all the people we help - more than 90% of them - are seen as outpatients. For patients presenting with features of bulimia nervosa and bulimia like disorders, we offer brief, time-limited therapies in line with NICE guidance. These therapies tend to be Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). People with difficulties associated with anorexia nervosa or anorexia like disorders may be offered longer-term outpatient treatment in the form of CBT or Psychodynamically informed therapy. Most people embark on regular weight restoration towards their plateau weight, but for a few, therapy focuses on risk management and aims to prevent further deterioration.
Only a fraction of people with anorexia nervosa need to stay in hospital. For those who do, we have Langley ward - a 15-bedded regional unit where patients undertake a special treatment programme.
The Langley ward offers in-patient service for the East-Midlands and it has a catchment of 4.3 million people in the region. If admission is offered, patients and their carers are given the opportunity to visit the unit and to meet with staff. A multi-disciplinary team provide nutritional, medical, psychological, occupational and social components of care through a combination of individual and group work. The programmes we offer are divided into different phases, where patients progressively regain responsibility for their weight and eating. Throughout their admission, the person will continue with their weekly psychotherapy - with the therapist they saw as an outpatient, where possible. The programme also offers further a number of different group therapies.
How Can You Access Our Service?
Who is eligible for referral to the service?
Patients aged 18 years and above with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder or Atypical Eating Disorder.
Who can refer to the service?
This is dependent on the area from which the patient is being referred.
We offer outpatient and inpatient services for patients living in Leicestershire and Rutland. Patients need to be referred to the Eating Disorders Service by their General Practitioner or another appropriate clinician. We offer an inpatient service for patients with severe anorexia nervosa living in the following counties: Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire (please see our information leaflets about county services). Admission of patients from other counties may also be possible.
Patients who require admission need to be referred by either their Community Mental Health Team or their local Eating Disorders Service. Authorisation of funding from the NHS commissioners for their area will need to be approved before assessment and treatment can be offered.
By telephone on 0116 2252557
The research team is lead by Professor Jon Arcelus and Dr Eric Button. The service works very close with Loughborough University Centre for Research into Eating Disorders (LUCRED).
Current areas of research include, Eating Disorders and Sport, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for people with anorexia, Eating disorders and Compulsive Exercise, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Mortality in Eating Disorders, Ethnicity and Eating Disorders, Eating Disorders in the Student Population, Outcome Study of Short-term Therapy, Transition from Child to Adult Services. For more information about research please contact Prof. Jon Arcelus
We offer training in the field of eating disorders to different professionals, such as Gps, Nurses, Therapists, Coaches in collaboration with LUCRED.
The Leicester IPT Team
The service offers Interpersonal Psychotherapy for the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa and related disorders. The IPT team is one of the biggest training and research centres in IPT in the UK. For more information about our IPT team please go to our Website: www.leicesteript.com
For more information about courses and other events, contact Lynne Reeve at email@example.com or telephone 0116 225 2575
Carer Support Groups
Getting a carer's assessment
Carer's information leaflet
Carer's information pack
Carers' Support Group
How Did We Do?
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