Eating disorders: NICE issues updated recommendations

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued an updated guideline on assessment, management, monitoring and inpatient care of patients with eating disorders across all age groups.

Key points:

  • Individuals with eating disorders should receive assessment and treatment at the earliest opportunity.
  • All individuals should have equal access to treatments irrespective of their demographic, socioeconomic and health status.
  • GPs should immediately refer patients with suspected eating disorder to a community-based, age-appropriate eating disorder service.
  • Patients with anorexia nervosa, binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa and other specified feeding and eating disorders should receive appropriate pharmacological and psychological therapies outlined in the guideline.
  • This guideline updates and replaces NICE guideline CG9 (January 2004).

Eating disorders: recognition and treatment | NICE guideline [NG69] | May 2017







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