Self-help packages, peer support networks and emotional and practical support for families and carers are also recommended in the review, published on 23 March 2021. It comes in response to an increase in the number and severity of cases during the pandemic.
The Scottish Government announced the National Review of Eating Disorder Services last year. It was tasked with giving a full picture of the current system, and to provide recommendations on how services and the wider support system could be improved.
All 15 detailed recommendations will now be taken forward by an implementation group of relevant stakeholders, guided by a diverse lived experience panel, including patients, their families and loved ones, and third sector representatives.