This dedicated page provides access to evidence-based eating disorders information and tools needed to support Primary Health Networks (PHNs) activities and the communities they serve.
Fact sheets for PHNs
Fact Sheets for Health Professionals
The following series of fact sheets on disordered eating and the different eating disorder diagnoses may be shared with health professionals in your region, as well as embedded in clinical health pathways. They also can be used to support consumer education.
More information about other presentations including Pica, and Rumination Disorder, may be accessed here.
The following profession-specific resources are available:
Resources to support General Practices
NEDC Eating Disorder Core Skills: eLearning for GPs. A nationally recognised and freely accessible online training, accredited by the RACGP as a CPD Accredited Activity (40 points), ACRRM under the Professional Development Program and GPMHSC as Mental Health CPD. The four-hour, self-paced and interactive training provides GPs with the key information, tools and resources needed to improve treatment outcomes and best practice care for their patients with eating disorders. Access here.
Quality Improvement Toolkit for General Practice: Eating Disorders Module. Developed by Brisbane South PHN to support GP practices in early identification, treatment, and data integrity. The Toolkit can be viewed here: Brisbane South PHN. Contact Judith, Brisbane South PHN Resource Development Coordinator to obtain a white-label version to adapt and share with GP practices across your PHN region.
Medicare Eating Disorder items. Allow Australians living with a severe and complex eating disorder to access up to 60 Medicare-funded sessions of treatment; including up to 40 psychological and 20 dietetic sessions. Access quick guides and information about Eating Disorder Treatment and Management Plans here. NEDC is keeping up to date with Covid-19 and MBS Telehealth items relating to eating disorders. Find out more here.
CBT Guided Self-Help can be a useful intervention in some eating disorder presentations. Find out more here.
The Care Team. Find out more about the roles of different members of the care team in supporting eating disorder treatment and recovery here.
Eating Disorder Credential
The ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential will provide mental health professionals and dietitians with formal recognition of qualifications, knowledge, training, and professional development activities needed to meet minimum standards for the delivery of safe and effective eating disorders treatment.
The Credential aims to support early intervention and best practice treatment for people experiencing eating disorders. Applications for the new ANZAED Eating Disorder Credential opened on 24 November 2021. Find out more here.
NEDC will be providing Professional Development Packages, including free training and supervision opportunities. Get in touch with NEDC to find out more about what is available to support PHNs.
NEDC publications and additional resources
A suite of NEDC's publications including national standards, workforce core competencies can be accessed here.
NEDC Consultation Papers: Evidence in Practice Implementing the National Framework (2014) includes four distinct documents:
1. Treatment Standards - Exploring opportunities to implement the National Standards Schema for Eating Disorders
2. Planning Treatment Services - Exploring opportunities to implement community based service
3. Planning an Intensive Outpatient Service
4. Intervention for Prevention - Exploring opportunities to implement the coordinated approaches to eating disorders prevention
There are lots of great resources available to support PHNs, health professionals, service providers, and consumers. If you have not found what are looking for, please contact NEDC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEDC has developed an Eating Disorders Quality Improvement Tool for PHNs (ED QI) to support PHNs plan and implement best practice actions to respond to eating disorders in their regions. Find out more here.
NEDC recognises the challenges for PHNs in facilitating an effective, integrated primary health care system that addresses both local health care needs and the national priorities determined by the Australian Government. Find out more about NEDC's purpose and work with PHNs here.
Contact NEDC to discuss our current work and projects with PHNs. E: email@example.com