Bedfordshire and Luton Community Eating Disorder Service

The aim of the Community Eating Disorders Service (CEDS) is to work with service users whose problems are at the most serious or severe range of presenting concerns. In this sense we are a specialist service. We aim to provide assessment, support and therapy to service users and to their families and carers following NICE guidelines. Our service users will meet the criteria for an eating disorder as defined by both ICD10 and DSM V.We are a psychological therapy led service, therefore GPs will remain medically responsible for clients open to us and provide regular monitoring of their physical health throughout the course of their treatment with us.The service fulfils a gate keeping role, referring service users for inpatient admissions to Specialist Eating Disorder Units which are commissioned by the East of England Specialised Commissioning Group (SCG).  Whilst a service user is an inpatient in a specialist EDU, the staff team will aim to attend an early CPA and one CPA meeting near discharge, in order to participate in care planning to facilitate transition between inpatient and outpatient care.

Referral Criteria & Process

We accept referrals from GP's and other health care professionals


Our team is comprised of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is also the team lead, a Highly Specialist Practitioner, a Clinical Psychologist, a Specialist Dietician, an Assistant Psychologist, and two team administrators. Our psychological therapists have specialist knowledge of the treatment of eating disorders using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

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Last Updated: 20/02/2018
Availability: Monday to Friday, 9 - 5pm
Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)
18- 65
Fees: No
Types of Support:
Face to face
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT)