NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service

Tayside Eating Disorders Service is based at 15 Dudhope Terrace in Dundee, and provides clinics in Dundee, Angus, and Perth and Kinross. The service offers specialist assessment and treatment to adults suffering from severe and/or long standing eating disorders, having access to psychological, nursing, psychiatric and dietetic interventions.

NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service aims to ensure the safe and appropriate outpatient management of people with diagnosable eating disorders. The service will also co-ordinate the admission and discharge arrangements of those requiring inpatient care for their eating disorder. Specifically, the service aims to provide:

          A safe environment in which to manage eating disorders;

          A broad range of expertise and therapeutic options for the management of eating disorders;

          A detailed assessment of the physical, psychological, nutritional and social needs of the patient;

          An individually tailored combination of physical, psychological, nutritional and social treatment for the patient;

          Smooth transition between the service and other treatment settings; 

          Information and advice for carers, referrers and other professionals, and voluntary organisations.

Referral Criteria & Process

As a general rule, referrals to NHS Tayside Eating Disorders Service come from GPs and other medical staff, Adult Psychological Therapies Service staff and Community Mental Health Services staff (with the GP’s knowledge). A number of cases are transitioned from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.


Our multi-disciplinary team consists of clinical psychologists, consultant psychiatrist, specialist nurse, specialist dietitian, lead mental health dietitian and administrator.

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Age Groups: (16-18) (19-25) (25+)

18-64 years old (16 years old if not in school)

Fees: No
Types of Support:
Binge eating disorder
Comorbidity (eating disorders and other mental health conditions)
Nutrition and dietetics
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Family Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
Other Psychotherapy