Our eating disorder service cares for adults living in Derby City and Derbyshire County with severe eating disorders. The service offers treatment to individuals with anorexia nervosa with a body mass index (BMI) of 16.9 and under. In some circumstances we also see people who present with physical health issues for example Diabetes or Crohn’s disease at higher BMI’s, and severe bulimia with physical health risks or those who are rapidly losing weight.
The team is based at Unity Mill in Belper but in order to make the service as accessible as possible to the communities we serve, the team travel to healthcare settings across the city and county.
We are the gateway for admissions to specialist inpatient units and regularly liaise with commissioners to ensure admissions are timely and appropriate. We have close working relationships with the local regional inpatient unit at Leicester. We also have a good working relationship with the gastroenterology team at the Royal Derby Hospital and arrange brief re-feeding admissions as an option if deemed appropriate.
Find out more about eating disorders, the causes and how it affects people on our eating disorders explained page.
Tel: 01773 881467