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Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on eating disorders

Guidance update: latest NICE guidelines on eating disorders

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Time to Complete

1.00 hour


June 29, 2017


July 20, 2017
This module is part of the Essentials learning programme where clinical guidance is translated into everyday practice for GPs.

Programme Description

Dr Sally Higginbottom describes the latest NICE guidance on eating disorders. The module outlines what’s new in the guidance and what to do differently in your practice when diagnosing, referring and managing patients with eating disorders.

Guidance: NICE guidance NG69. Eating disorders: recognition and treatment. May 2017.

Educational Objectives

After taking this module, GPs and nurses will be better able to:
  • Recall what’s new and what’s relevant to them in the NICE guidance on eating disorders
  • Outline acute and chronic physical complications associated with eating disorders
  • List the conditions and behaviours that might be found in patients with eating disorders
  • Refer patients with eating disorders promptly to community-based services
  • Describe the treatment of patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa
  • Carry out annual reviews for patients with anorexia nervosa who are not under specialist services
  • Undertake quality improvement activities relating to eating disorders
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Sally Higginbottom


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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