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Radio fame and more funding for team supporting young people with eating disorders

HPFT Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith and Lucy Priest, 18, at Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Hertfordshire’s specialist team which supports children and young people suffering from eating disorders featured on national radio this week.

The team’s Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Monday morning just as a funding boost sees the team expand to meet demand. Penny's patient Lucy Priest, 18, from Hitchin, who has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 12, talked about the advantages of being treated at home rather than in hospital.

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announce public consultation on proposals for service changes

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) announce public consultation on proposals for service changes

People in west Essex are being asked for their views on proposals designed to make best use of the money available to the local NHS, while helping as many people as possible to live healthier, longer lives and avoid preventable illnesses.

These proposals are being put forward by West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (WECCG) and come as the CCG faces a number of challenges. The number of people who need health service support is increasing and many people are living longer, often with complex conditions.

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