Eating Disorder Service
This is a service offering specialist assessment and psychological interventions to adults with eating disorders.
The vast majority of people who need treatment receive psychological therapy as an out-patient. Ward S3 is a mixed-sex in-patient unit for adults aged 18-plus, based at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. It is a specialist unit for individuals with an eating disorder who have been assessed by the community team and are considered to need a more intensive approach to the treatment of their eating disorder. The ward has recently been refurbished and has 14 beds, all-single-room facility. In-patient treatment is provided for individuals with severe anorexia nervosa who are at high risk physically and psychologically. Prior to considering a hospital admission, the patient will be assessed by Dr Jane Shapleske (Consultant Psychiatrist - Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service), or a member of the medical team.
How this service can help you
- Clinics for Cambridgeshire patients are held in Cambridge, Huntingdon and Peterborough.
- Norfolk Eating Disorder Service holds clinics in Norwich and King's Lynn for Norfolk patients with all assessment clinics being held in Norwich.
- Provides service for adults with moderate to severe eating disorders including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and eating disorders not other specified including binge eating disorder.
- Specialist assessment and psychological interventions to service users, families and carers.
- Community screening and triaging of referrals providing access to assessment within four and 28 days depending on urgency.
- Intensive support and treatment is offered via admission to a 14-bed in-patient unit at Addenbrooke-s Hospital, Cambridge. The unit also offers in-patient services for people from outside the county.
- Multidisciplinary CPA assessment detailing a care plan and risk management plan.
- Treatment delivered according to evidence-based working practices in line with NICE guidelines.
- Psychological treatments include individual and group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), individual Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT), motivational approaches, family work including multi-family therapy, and harm minimisation psychoeducational group (in Norfolk).
- Psychiatric and medical assessment available to those who require this.
Go to www.cpft.nhs.uk/aeds for more information
Goals of therapy are to:
- Reduce and preferably stop eating-disorder symptoms and behaviour
- Help the individual develop a more compassionate system of self-evaluation not based mainly on weight or appearance
- Help acquire a more thoughtful and flexible way of managing feelings and living life
- Help gain better understanding of how interpersonal relationships are managed and maintained
- Increase self care skills needed to live healthily at home
How do I access this service?
Via GP/healthcare professional
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