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Eating Disorder Service

The West London Community Eating Disorders Service is a specialist outpatient service which offers assessment, treatment and monitoring for people aged 18 and over with conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.

Who we are

We are a psychology-led team, made up of psychologists, trainees, a dietitian and admin staff, who work collaboratively to deliver the best care for you. We do not offer psychiatric reviews, or prescribe medication. We work closely with GPs and other medical professionals involved in our patients’ care.

Contact us

Tel: 020 8354 8745
Fax: 020 8354 8526

Email: wlm-tr.eatingdisorders@nhs.net

Service Manager: Dr. Rana Rashed
Clinical Lead: Dr. Sam Spedding

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Ealing

South East House,
St Bernards Hospital,
Uxbridge Road,
Southall UB1 3EU

Hounslow

Lakeside Mental Health Unit,
West Middlesex Hospital,
Twickenham Road,
Isleworth TW7 6AF

Our Treatments

The eating disorder service provides a range of psychological interventions and also dietetic input, which are allocated based on what will be most beneficial and suitable for the individual being referred.

Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Group Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) 

1:1 Therapy

Dietetics

Inclusion criteria

 
  • Aged 18 or over
  • Any gender
  • Suspected diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder or other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)
  • Fall within the catchment area (Hounslow and Ealing home addresses only – for Hammersmith & Fulham residence, please refer to Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service)

Exclusion criteria

  • BMI less than 16 (if this is the case, please refer to Vincent Square Eating Disorder Service)
  • Current psychosis or any other major psychiatric or physical disorder requiring treatment before eating disorder can be addressed. 

Referrals 

We receive referrals from any health professional including GPs, psychiatrists, and social workers.  Please note that we do not accept self-referrals.  If you would like to access our service, please get in touch with your GPs. 

Please see below for guidance of how to refer to our service if you are from a service outside of West London NHS Trust, or from an internal service.  Please note that we are unable to accept referrals without a clients' recent weight, height and bloods. 

External referrals 

Please refer through the Single Point of Access (SPA) team if you are referring a client from a service outside of the West London NHS Trust. Please do this by downloading the MH1 form below and sending this directly to SPA at their email address.

MH1 Form

Single Point of Access (SPA) team

Telephone: 0300 1234 244

Email: wlm-tr.wlmhtSPA@nhs.net

Internal referrals 

Please refer directly to our service by downloading the referral form and emailing it to us directly.  Please find our contact details above.

Internal Referral Form

Testimonials and care opinion

What our service users say:

“I have felt supported at all times and feel confident about the future and more positive. I feel I have learned skills that will help me in the long-term.”


“Really good! Was very nervous at the beginning but have been able to open up and overcome a lot of what I struggled with. Amazing service.”


“Recovery never seemed possible before coming to this service but now, after 5 years, it finally does. I am so grateful for all of the time, patience and care [the psychologist] has put into my treatment and I am looking forward to the next chapter in my life.”


“CBT has been life changing and I have tools to stay well for life. Very happy.”


Frequently Asked Questions

For referrers

Our GP practice is within the catchment area, but the patient resides outside of it. Will you accept a referral?

Is self-reported weight and height enough for a referral?

Which referral form is best to use?

For service users

What will happen once I am referred to the eating disorder service?

What happens if I miss my assessment?

How often do I need to attend sessions for treatment?

For carers

What can I do if I feel like a loved one might be experiencing eating difficulties?