Eating Disorders

The Eating Disorder Service is a national specialist centre based at St Ann’s Hospital in the London Borough of Haringey.

We provide a specialist service to the North, Central and North East London Sectors and surrounding counties of North Essex and South Essex. The service is also a national provider of specialist eating disorder inpatient treatment.

Our services

  • Outpatient Treatment: We offer a comprehensive outpatient service, offering assessment and treatment in patients with eating disorder symptoms.  We operate as a large multidisciplinary team, including medical input, community liaison nursing, specialist dietetic input, psychology and other therapeutic input.
  • Inpatient Treatment: We have two inpatient units at St Ann’s Hospital.  The Phoenix Unit is the acute unit with 15 beds. Acacia House offers 5 rehabilitation beds on the hospital grounds.
  • Day Patient Treatment: This is provided via an intensive therapeutic group programme in the Russell Unit on the St Ann’s site.

Our service users

We provide care and treatment to people aged 18 years and above with a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Atypical Eating Disorder and psychological treatment for obesity.

Accessing the service

Referrals are accepted as follows:

  • Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield & Haringey: Referrals are accepted directly from GP’s or secondary care mental health services.
  • East London (City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge & Havering): Referrals are accepted from secondary care mental health services following a local initial assessment.  Please note that in order to access tertiary service input at St Ann’s, patients should remain open to their local mental health service.

Join us!

If you are interested in working with us, and have the skills and ability to provide the best quality care to our patients then please view our vacancies or contact us for further information.