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Susan Cowden, MS

1,000 Lives Plus Lauches Eating Disorder Program

By May 2, 2012

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1,000 Lives Plus, a program aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in Wales in the United Kingdom, has launched a new program specific to eating disorders.  It is estimated that 1,000 new cases of eating disorders develop each year in Wales, driving motivation to focus on this area.

The primary goals of the program are:

  • Improve specialist advice and support to primary care, including pre-referral advice and shared care arrangements
  • Improve co-ordination of assessment care, and interventions across Mental Health Services
  • Improve provision of specialist eating disorder services to local communities
  • Improve acute medical in-patient care for patients with anorexia nervosa

Improving treatment options and access to care for people with eating disorders is a huge need the world over. I am happy to hear that Wales will be receiving the benefits of this program.  Do you have any experience with the 1,000 Lives Plus program or something similar?

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