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
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 [email protected] for secure material, or [email protected] 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 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.
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.