Apr

07

2021

Hastings Macleay Eating Disorder Clinic Pilot Program

Eating disorders are very serious mental illnesses with significant health consequences. People with an eating disorder require integrated mental health and medical interventions at all points of their illness journey.

The Hasting Macleay Eating Disorder Clinic aims to provide specialist support to GPs who manage adult patients with moderate to severe eating disorders. Appointments are provided within a consultation-liaison model, not shared care, and aim to provide clarification of diagnosis and complex care planning advice.

For referrals, please phone the Mental Health Access Line on 1800 011 511 and include patient information, reason for referral, medical history/history of eating disorder behaviours and a thorough medical assessment.

Further guidance on medical assessments for people with an eating disorder can be found on HealthPathways (username: manchealth, password: conn3ct3d).

GPs are advised to continue monitoring patients throughout the duration of their Eating Disorder Clinic journey.

The clinic will be reviewed in July to determine if it has been a valuable service to people with an eating disorder, their GP and other health professionals involved.

For enquiries, please contact the Clinical Liaison Psychiatry Registrar on (02) 5524 2330 or the MNCLHD Eating Disorder Coordinator Linda Winn on [email protected] or 0407 534 048.

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