Eating Disorders APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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. 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

29/10/2018 - Early Day Motions

Found: that access to a diagnosis and treatment for eating disorders should not just depend on an individual's

4. Mandatory training on eating disorders in all schools and care settings
05/04/2021 - Petitions

Found: settings, and schools, on eating disorders, the signs and symptoms for these disorders, and sensitive handling

5. Address the dire situation for ARFID and other atypical eating disorders needs.
03/07/2020 - Petitions

Found: those suffering from ARFID and other atypical eating disorders. The Government needs to fund education

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Eating Disorders

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

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

2. 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

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

1: My Lords, eating disorders are serious, life-threatening conditions, and we are committed to ensuring - 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

4. Eating Disorders Awareness Week
27/02/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered Eating Disorders Awareness week.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: because a close member of my family suffered from an eating disorder. The help that was available was pretty - Speech Link
3: of it. No matter how strong an individual is, an eating disorder is so all-consuming that once it has taken - Speech Link

5. Health: Eating Disorders
07/01/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: investment of an extra £2.3 billion a year by 2023-24, eating disorder services are being ramped up across England - Speech Link
2: people required hospitalisation for eating disorders in England last year. That figure is more than double - Speech Link
3: have taken seriously trying to expand and improve eating disorder services in the country. We have invested - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Eating Disorders
1. Eating Disorders
asked by: Zarah Sultana
... (b) support people with eating disorders and (c) allocate additional funding (i) to tackle the causes and (b) for the treatment of those conditions.

2. Eating Disorders
asked by: Scott Benton
... what steps his Department is taking to improve the teaching of eating disorders in medical training.

3. Eating Disorders
asked by: Scott Benton
... what statutory responsibilities the General Medical Council has to ensure that doctors have sufficient (a) knowledge and (b) clinical skills to (i) identify and (ii) treat patients with eating disorders.

4. Eating Disorders
asked by: Andrea Jenkyns
... what assessment his Department made of the potential effect of (a) mandatory calorie counts on menus and (b) other measures in the Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives policy paper on people with eating disorders prior to the publication of that policy paper.

5. Eating Disorders
asked by: Jim Shannon
... how many people have been diagnosed with an eating disorder in the last three years.

Latest Questions
8 Current APPG Officers
Wera Hobhouse Portrait
Wera Hobhouse
Chair & Registered Contact
Liberal Democrat - Bath
Joined: 19th June 2019
Scott Benton Portrait
Scott Benton
Conservative - Blackpool South
Joined: 8th April 2020
Baroness Parminter Portrait
Baroness Parminter
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 8th April 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

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


Public Enquiry Point:

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



Beat acts as the group's secretariat.

Group's Website:

Benefits in Kind
11 Mar 2020
Secretariat   From : 11/03/2020 To : 10/03/2021
22 May 2019
Secretariat   From : 22/05/2019 To : 21/05/2020

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