Adults with eating disorders ‘face appalling NHS failings’

Report warns of long waits and obstacles to treatment after big rise in hospital admissions

Adults with life-threatening eating disorders face huge waits for vital NHS care and must overcome “appalling failings” to get help, leading psychiatrists have warned.

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists highlighted the gap in support available for those over 18, saying that while services for teenagers and children have received an injection of £135m, investment in adult services has failed to keep up.

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