Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders

The Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders (YCED) in Leeds is a specialist service which provides treatment for individuals with eating disorders. They provide community, outpatient and inpatient treatments utilising a range of therapies alongside medical risk management in line with NICE and MARSIPAN (Royal College of Psychiatrists) guidelines.

Referral Criteria & Process

YCED accept referrals for individuals who: • Are 18 years of age or above, however, we can also accept referrals for individuals who are 17 if they are not in full time education. • Have moderate to severe Anorexia Nervosa, i.e. core psychopathology and BMI<17kg/m² • Have severe Bulimia Nervosa, i.e. core psychopathology and daily bingeing AND daily purging • Have ‘Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified’ (EDNOS) if they are pregnant or have type 1 Diabetes Mellitus YCED can offer consultation and second opinion assessments in complex cases where an eating disorder is part of a comorbid condition however are not commissioned to offer treatment if individuals do not meet the above referral criteria. Self-referrals are not accepted. The YCED do not accept referrals for individuals who have a current substance misuse disorder and we require a period of 6 months abstinence before they can offer any clinical input. YCED can also offer packages of training and consultancy for other UK clinicians. Note that all individuals are welcome to attend their weekly YCED support group even if they do not meet the service referral criteria. Likewise all family and carers of individuals affected by eating disorders are welcome to attend their monthly Family and Carers Support Group. For further information regarding these support groups please contact YCED administration team. Care Pathways For individuals registered with a Leeds GP: • Individuals with a BMI<15kg/m² can be referred directly to YCED from primary care. • All other individuals should be referred via the Single Point of Access (0300 300 1485) for screening by secondary mental health services and a holistic and FACE risk assessment must be provided before YCED can accept the referral. For individuals registered with a GP outside of the Leeds catchment area: • All individuals require a named care coordinator from their local community mental health team to ensure that coordinated care between YCED and local services is optimised in keeping with the Care Programme Approach. • All referrals for patients outside the Yorkshire region should be made via NHS England. For individuals currently under the care of Leeds Teachings Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT): • All LTHT inpatient referrals should be made via LTHT Liaison Psychiatry services who can then refer to YCED if needed. • All LTHT outpatient referrals should be made as per the standard care pathway outlined above.

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Last Updated: 10/12/2018

The Newsam Centre
Seacroft Hospital , York Road
LS14 6WB

Availability: 24 hour inpatient service/ 08.00hrs-18.00hrs Community treatment Service/ 07.00hrs-17.00hrs Outpatient
Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)
Fees: No
Types of Support:
Face to face
Guided self-help
Body image
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Other Psychotherapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)