How to refer someone

The problems of an eating disorder are at times not clear cut, EDS is therefore available to discuss and clarify any concerns professionals may have before deciding if a referral is appropriate.

Referrals can be sent via fax, post or over the telephone, we do not recommend email referrals as EDS do not have a secure email provider. In order to avoid delays in the referral process, it would be useful to provide EDS with as much background information as possible e.g. eating habits, physical health status and mental health or other past history that may be relevant.

If it is appropriate for EDS to proceed with the referral, all professionals involved would be provided with a report letter highlighting the result/recommendation of the assessment.