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Research

We have an ongoing programme of research, and you or your child may be invited to take part in a research project whilst under the care of the team. This is always entirely voluntary, and whether you choose to participate or not, your clinical care will not be affected. Any information gathered may be used anonymously for research purposes to improve our understanding and lead to better treatments for other children and families in the future.

Referrals

We are happy to receive internal or external referrals from professionals, where there are concerns about the mental health of a child with physical illness/symptoms. Other members of the department may be involved in the assessment and treatment of children and families depending on individual needs. Psychological Medicine Team Assessment and Intervention Service (including Liaison Mental Health) Referral Criteria for Outpatient appointments.

Contact us

If you wish to discuss a case before deciding whether to refer, or would like any other information, please contact us via any of the following:

Research

Research within the EDT is carried out with the support of UCL Institute of Child Health. Many of the clinicians within the EDT have published recent research and are active in their fields.

Clinical outcomes and feedback

The Feeding and Eating Disorders Service was noted in the Care Quality Commission Inspection Report for Great Ormond Street Hospital as having a number of areas of outstanding practice. These include that because the hospital is treating many patients that could be treated at very few hospitals in the UK it is developing ground breaking clinical guidance which it is sharing with clinical colleagues in the wider medical community and the fact that we are actively involved in research.

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