This Eating Disorder Awareness week, BEAT is campaigning for all UK medical schools to introduce proper training on eating disorders.
Eating disorders are devastating mental illnesses that affect 1 in 50 people in the UK.
Recovery is possible. But we rely on our GPs to spot early warning signs that may have nothing to do with a person’s weight or appearance.
Their role is crucial. Their responsibility is huge.
But how much training does the average GP receive on eating disorders?
Less than two hours in their entire medical degree. And a fifth of UK medical schools don’t provide any training on eating disorders at all.
Find out more about the campaign here.
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