Eating Disorders APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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To improve policy, in particular improving access and treatment for people affected by eating disorders and measures that support prevention and early intervention.

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Recent Documents related to Eating Disorders

1. Eating Disorders Awareness Week
26/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP 2019/0055, 26 February 2019 Eating Disorders Awareness Week By Dr Sarah Barber Tom Powell

2. Government review of NHS eating disorder services
14/06/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: lack of a coherent and effective approach to eating disorders in the UK; notes the impact of calorie labelling

3. Reducing stigma around eating disorders 
15/10/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: 15 October 2018 Reducing stigma around eating disorders By Thomas Powell Rachael Harker Alexander

4. PACAC inquiry into eating disorders: government response
13/08/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: follow -up: Too many avoidable deaths from eating disorders Presented to Parliament by the Secretary

5. Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021
01/03/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes the commencement of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2021, which runs from 1 to

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Recent Speeches related to Eating Disorders

1. Eating Disorders Awareness Week
05/03/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: beg to move,That this House has considered Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2020.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

2. Health: Eating Disorders
19/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions, and we are committed to ensuring that - Speech Link
2: health survey suggests that the prevalence of eating disorders is significantly higher than previously assumed - Speech Link
3: noble Baroness is right: the statistics on eating disorders are shocking. The Mental Health of Children - Speech Link

3. Eating Disorders
17/01/2022 - Lords Chamber

1: Minister agree that improving support for eating disorders depends on improving understanding of their - Speech Link
2: research on eating disorders through the NIHR, as she mentioned. This includes the Eating Disorders Genetics - Speech Link
3: the number of people being hospitalised for eating disorders, mainly in the 18 to 39 age group, yet there - Speech Link

4. Eating Disorder Services: Referrals
17/05/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: life-threatening conditions. We recognise eating disorder services are facing increased demand from children - Speech Link
2: patients starting treatment for urgent cases of eating disorders, but this compares to 353 at this time last - Speech Link
3: the noble Baroness has said, we know that eating disorders among children and young people have increased - Speech Link

5. Eating Disorders: Provision of Care
04/02/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: suffers from anorexia. We have experienced NHS eating disorder services both for children and young people - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Eating Disorders
1. Eating Disorders
asked by: Baroness Parminter
16/11/2020
... and (b) adults; and what was the cost of procuring those beds in each region.

2. Eating Disorders
asked by: Colleen Fletcher
04/11/2020
... what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of training for doctors on (a) recognising and (b) treating eating disorders.

3. Eating Disorders
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
15/09/2020
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of making calorie counts mandatory on restaurant menus on people with eating disorders.

4. Eating Disorders
asked by: Jim Shannon
12/10/2020
... how many people have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in the last three years.

5. Eating Disorders
asked by: Ian Mearns
23/04/2021
... (b) treatment and (c) support for people suffering from eating disorders in the UK.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Co-Chair
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Bull Portrait
Baroness Bull
Officer
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 14th July 2021
1 APPG Membership
Creative Diversity
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Officer
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 19th June 2019
82 APPG Memberships
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Chris Evans Portrait
Chris Evans
Officer
Labour (Co-op) - Islwyn
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Parminter Portrait
Baroness Parminter
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
1 APPG Membership
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Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Wera Hobhouse MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 2093.

Email: wera.hobhouse.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Sophie Clark, Beat, Greenhill House, 90-93 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6BH. Tel: 020 3848 7244

Email: s.clark@beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Secretariat:

Beat acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Group's Website:

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/appg

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Mar 2021
Source
Beat
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/03/2021 To : 10/03/2022
Value
£27,001
Date
11 Mar 2020
Source
Beat
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/03/2020 To : 10/03/2021
Value
£27,001
Date
22 May 2019
Source
Beat
Description
Secretariat   From : 22/05/2019 To : 21/05/2020
Value
£27,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Eating Disorders APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kirstene Hair Portrait
Kirstene Hair
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Former Member for Angus
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Vice Chair
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
Paul Farrelly Portrait
Paul Farrelly
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships