NHS Referral

Ellern Mede is a longstanding trusted supplier of eating disorder services to patients and their families referred by NHS England specialist commissioning and for many NHS Trusts in Scotland and Wales as well as the HSE in Ireland.

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Health professionals

NHS health professionals are very welcome to contact us on 0203 209 7900, email [email protected]; fax a referral to us at 0208 906 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. If you are an adult, you will need a referral from your GP. Referrals for children or adolescents will need to be made via your local Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team. 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 0208 906 1353. Please speak to our Referrals Co-ordinator for more information.


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.