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Handsworth Wood Medical Centre

Rated by Anonymous
4th July 2016
Response from provider

My daughter had issues with eating

On asking for help we were told her bmi wasn't low enough to access help from an eating disorders team. My daughter stopped eating completely as she felt that this was the only way to get help!!! 2 locum gps saw her and I had to ask for blood tests to be done neither locum made eye contact with her and treated her with contempt. If I had not been persistent and be a nurse, we would still be waiting for help now! In 2004 NICE published guidelines for GPs re eating disorders.. Regular blood tests, bmi being NO indication to access help etc. I think it's appalling that my daughter felt totally let down, unsupported and that the only way to get help was to completely starve herself!

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