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NHS Referral

Ellern Mede is a longstanding trusted supplier of eating disorder services for children and young people aged 8 – 18 years referred by NHS England specialist commissioning and for many NHS Trusts in Scotland and Wales as well as the HSE in Ireland. This form is for use by NHS Commissioners, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health or Local Authorities.

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 are very welcome to contact us on 020 3209 7900, email [email protected]; fax a referral to us at 020 8906 1353 or fill in this form to request a call back from our Referrals Co-ordinator to receive advice on contacting the appropriate NHS or CCG funding body. We will always speak to you about your referral before contacting the patient to make arrangements for assessment or treatment as required.

NHS patients

NHS patients may contact us directly for information only, not to self-refer for NHS services. If you are an adult, you will need a referral from a specialist consultant with funding authorisation from your local NHS team. Referrals for children or adolescents come to Ellern Mede through Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) teams. 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 which needs to be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to us at 020 8906 1353.


All enquiries are handled in the strictest of confidence and responded to the same or next working day. You may wish to read our Patient Confidentiality Policy.

Referral process

On receipt of a referral our clinicians will assess the case and bed availability and respond directly to the NHS referrer and the patient. It is possible for a patient to be retained on a waiting list should no bed be immediately available. The waiting list operates on a priority rather than a waiting time basis.