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Eating disorder clinic is opened

An eating disorders clinic to treat conditions such as anorexia and bulimia is opening in Wiltshire.

The centre offers inpatient, day patient and outpatient specialist services for adults.

The new 12-bed unit will be based at the Savernake Hospital in Marlborough. It also plans to offer family therapy.

The service is run by the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (OBMH) working with the Wiltshire Primary Care Trust.

'Severe anorexia'

Nicki Boughton, a psychologist at the new unit, said: "We surveyed where the other NHS facilities are. The next one is in Bristol or over towards Dorset so this is Wiltshire at the forefront here - it's really good news for the county.

"We will be offering an inpatient service for people with severe anorexia and bulimia.

"Most importantly, we'll be linking up with the local services to give follow-up or to help them develop services for people who are out in the community and who need help right there rather than having to be sent away to a hospital."

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