This session, presented by Lesley Cook and Dr Warren Ward, will look at the Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders Access Trial and the detection and early intervention of eating disorders. It will also look at ongoing treatment and current best practice in relation to evidence based treatment within primary care.
The Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders Access Trial Presented by Lesley Cook The Sunshine Coast Eating Disorders Access trial aims to improve access to evidence-based multidisciplinary treatment for people with eating disorders living in the Sunshine Coast region. The trial will investigate the costs, benefits, acceptability and practical challenges of improving access to eating disorders treatment in local communities. To achieve this, the trial will support primary and allied health professionals to deliver eating disorders treatment by providing Medicare-equivalent rebates for a full course of treatment, and by facilitating access to training and tertiary support. All treatment will be delivered by local health professionals in primary and allied health care. The trial supports an integrated team care approach with a minimum team of a GP, a dietitian and a psychologist or other health professional. Psychiatrists will be involved in treatment for people with more complex health issues. The project is a partnership between the CQWBSC PHN and the Butterfly Foundation, funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health. Outcomes of the project are expected to influence future Government policy on care pathways for people with eating disorders. Eating Disorders: Best Practice In Primary Care Presented by Dr Warren Ward Dr Ward is the Director of the Eating Disorder Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He serves as Chair of the QLD Health Eating Disorders Advisory Group and is past Secretary of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders. He is a co-author of the RANZCP Clinical Practice Guidelines for Eating Disorders. Dr Ward’s presentation will include detection and early intervention of eating disorders as well as ongoing treatment and current best practice in relation to evidence based treatment within primary care.
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