Maternity and early years are the number 1 priority of “Towards a Healthier Tower Hamlets”. Hence as a part of the transformational programme to improve early detection and intervention of illness and ensuring children achieve positive physical, cognitive and emotional wellbeing there has been additional investment in CAMHS services.
Eating Disorders are serious mental health problems. Children and adolescent with eating disorders often have co-exiting other mental health problems and physical health issues. A quick identification, offering high quality evidence-based treatment sooner than later is likely to lead to a better outcome, reduces relapses and hospital admissions. Therefore updating GPs the positive results e.g. from pilot project, equipping them with better recognition skills and informing them revised referral pathway on a timely manner is vital to achieve a better health outcome and cost effectiveness.
This PLT is for information sharing between primary care and secondary care colleagues about overview of transformation of CAMHS, resources available and CYP community eating disorder service, referral pathway, management options.