Friday, 12 May 2017

Children with eating disorders waiting months for help, first official figures show 

Children with eating disorders waiting months for help, first official figures show Children with eating disorders are waiting more than a month for NHS treatment, new figures show.

The first ever official health service statistics show that hundreds of cases, including urgent referrals, are facing delays getting help for anorexia and bulimia.

Last year the Government set new targets in treatment for children and young people with eating disorders.

They state that by 2020, 95 per cent of the most urgent cases should get help within a week, with 95 per cent of the remainder seen within a month.

The new monthly figures, from NHS England show hundreds of children and young people are currently waiting far longer. The Daily Telegraph

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