Adults with eating disorders

The Government is committed to improving eating disorder services for adults. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has updated its guidelines, and NHS England recently completed a national review of provision. While NHS England is now considering next steps for the four-week waiting time pilots for adults announced in the NHS Long Term Plan, my colleagues in the Department for Health and Social Care are working to ensure that people are properly supported as they transfer between children's and adults' services. I am pleased that the Government is currently delivering against the standards set for waiting times for eating disorder treatment.

Eating disorders are an acutely distressing mental illness but with the right approach and appropriate investment, I am confident that the Government will be able to offer help, care, and a full recovery to all those who suffer from eating disorders.