NHS Enquiries


Ellern Mede is a longstanding trusted supplier of eating disorder services for children and young people aged 8 – 18 years, (CAMHS contract) and also young adults aged 18 – 25 (CCG or other funding). All NHS or CCG cases are referred by specialist commissioners following funding approval. This form is for use by NHS Commissioners, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health or Local Authorities. We do not accept emergency admissions. We have a waiting list.  We can only accept enquiries via this website and then our team will respond to you.

Public Funded or NHS Enquiry Form

    Referrer details

    Patient details



    I understand that by ticking this box and submitting this form, I consent to Ellern Mede contacting me by email or phone in order to process my enquiry. Ellern Mede will not pass your details onto other companies or third parties.


    Health professionals

    NHS health professionals may enquire about potential referrals by filling in the form above. We can only accept enquiries by email. The referrals team can be contacted by emailing either nancy.maicoo@nhs.net for secure material, or aanika.patel@ellernmede.org for general enquiries. As we have limited beds and a waiting list, please continue to search with other providers for available beds unless we confirm with you directly that we will put your referral on the wait list. We regret that we cannot accept emergency admissions.

    NHS patients

    NHS patients cannot self-refer for NHS services. Ellern Mede has an NHS contract for some CAMHS beds but not for Adult beds. If you are an adult, (aged 18 – 25) you will need a referral from a specialist consultant with funding authorisation pre-approved from your local NHS team as there is no pre-arranged contract for this type of service with Ellern Mede. Referrals for children or adolescents come to Ellern Mede through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) teams for people aged 8 – 17. NHS organisations have their own criteria for making a referral. If referring to Ellern Mede they will supply us with a referral letter and a standard NHS referral form (Form 1).


    All enquiries are handled in the strictest of confidence in keeping with the GDPR.

    Referral process

    On receipt of a referral our clinicians will assess the case and bed availability and respond directly to the NHS referrer. Please note that the waiting list operates on a priority rather than a waiting time basis.