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84% increase in UK ED admissions in last 5 years

84% increase in UK ED admissions in last 5 years

A Royal College of Psychiatrists’ analysis of NHS Digital hospital admissions data for eating disorders shows 11,049 more admissions in the five years to 2020/21, compared to 2015/16. This is an increase of 84% reaching a total of 24,268 admissions. The full data set...
CQC Good Rating for EMR

CQC Good Rating for EMR

CQC ‘Good’ Rating on Five Key Lines of Enquiry The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated Ellern Mede Ridgeway as ‘Good’ in its latest inspection report published 9 May 2022. The CQC also identified two areas of Outstanding Practice.  As well as the overall ‘Good’...
Postgraduate therapy careers

Postgraduate therapy careers

If you are a therapy or health and social care graduate, have you considered receiving specialist direction for a career in treating young patients who are working to recover from eating disorders? You may have chosen a professional therapy career for many reasons,...
The chance encounter that is saving Nicky’s life

The chance encounter that is saving Nicky’s life

Ellern Mede colleagues are inspired by Ward Clerk, Nicky Marks, who has found positivity and a fighting spirit to beat cancer AND raise money for a charity close to her heart. Her lovely close family, friends and colleagues have joined her in these endeavours and...
EMDR in psychotherapy for eating disorders

EMDR in psychotherapy for eating disorders

By Lesley Kollikho, Ellern Mede Integrative Psychotherapist Eating disorders are notoriously difficult to treat due to the deep ambivalence towards recovery that the sufferer will experience. Often eating disorder treatment can be a revolving door of services;...
More inpatient beds for eating disorder admissions needed

More inpatient beds for eating disorder admissions needed

More inpatient beds for eating disorder admissions are needed. This is clear from NHS Digital’s release of hospital admission statistics for this dreadful illness. The graph above is sourced from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57908556 Ellern Mede is actively...