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Eating disorder inquest : Anorexia monitoring nationally 'a deep concern'

Oct 20, 2020 - BBC

image captionAveril Hart had been treated at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge

A national "commissioning gap" is putting anorexic patients at higher risk, an inquest heard.

Dr Katie Bramall-Stainer, chief executive of Cambridgeshire Local Medical Committee, told an inquest into Averil Hart's death she had "deep concerns" about a lack of formally commissioned medical monitoring.

She said gaps were "potentially harmful and negligent" to these vulnerable patients.