CNWL Milton Keynes Lifespan Specialist Eating Disorder Service has a multi-disciplinary team approach to the assessment, treatment and monitoring of eating disorders for people of all ages across Milton Keynes.

The service works in accordance with national guidance for the management of eating disorders set out by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The service supports individuals who have a range of eating disorders. Currently the service accepts those with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

In the future, this will be extended to include binge eating disorders and a range of other presentations. We are an outpatient service and have no inpatient beds locally. Please be aware we are not a crisis service.

GPs or other mental health professionals can make a referral to the service. Currently we do not accept self-referrals.

Your referral will be screened by a specialist and if accepted you can expect to be contacted within 10 to 14 days to arrange an appointment for an initial assessment. We do have provision to see you sooner under certain circumstances or if you are under 18.

There may be a waiting list for an assessment or treatment but individuals will be seen within the nationally agreed timescales. Following assessment individuals may be signposted to other services or offered support within the team.

Outpatient services are located within Neath Hill Health Centre.

On arrival, take a seat in the reception area and one of the team will come out to greet you. There is no need to check in at reception which is for patients for the GP surgery.

Bus: Service No. 7 from the Shopping Centre

Train: Milton Keynes Railway Station to Neath Hill

The UK's Eating Disorder Charity - Beat (

The team recommend the national eating disorder charity, Beat. They have an extensive range of services including helplines, chat groups and forums. They can be used at any time even if you are on a waiting list for assessment or treatment.

They also offer resources for carers and professionals who may need advice in managing eating disorder presentations.