Hospital admissions for eating disorders jump 16 per cent

12 October 2012

“The problem is the lack of good out-patient treatment and the failure of GPs to pick up the disorder and refer. When the patients come to us they are so unwell we have to get them to hospital to be stabilised. We don't like admitting 15 year olds to hospital," says Dr Lucy Serpell (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology). Read: Independent