Eating disorders: national network


The National Eating Disorders Network has been established to take forward the remaining medium and long-term recommendations from the National Review of Eating Disorder Services which was commissioned by Scottish Government in 2020 and published its final report and recommendations in March 2021.

It follows on from the Eating Disorders Implementation Group which was established to take forward the early planning of the recommendations made by the review and published the Eating Disorders Implementation Group’s final report in April 2023.

The network will be responsible for the coordination of national functions including: training, national level service development, implementation of the national specification for the care and treatment of eating disorders in Scotland, research, innovation developments and address issues of inequality in access to services.

Related groups


  • Dr Fiona Duffy, Clinical Advisor of the network, Co-chair of the National Specification Group Working Group, founding member of the University of Edinburgh Eating Disorders and Behaviours Group. Consultant Clinical Psychologist in NHS Lothian CAMHS and Senior Lecturer University of Edinburgh
  • Katherine Morton, Clinical Advisor of the network, Consultant Psychiatrist Tertiary Eating Disorder Specialist Service (TESS)
  • Ellen Maloney, Co-chair of the National Specification Group, Lived Experience Peer Researcher
  • Dr Stephen Anderson, Co-chair of the Education and Training Working Group, Consultant Psychiatrist Greater Glasgow and Clyde 
  • Dr Charlotte Oakley, Co-chair of the ED Implementation Group, Dietician
  • Dr Rachael Smith, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Professional Lead, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service NHS Grampian, Chair of the CAMHS Eating Disorders Network and Chair of the Child Heads of Psychology
  • Dr Ruairidh Mckay, Psychiatrist, REDU NHS Lothian, co-chair of the adult IPU network
  • Dr Agnes Louise Johnston, Psychiatrist, co-chair of the adult IPU network
  • Dr Sam Aitcheson, Chair of the  adult psychology ED network, North of Scotland, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Grampian
  • Susan Hynes, CAMHS Programme Director, North of Scotland, Senior CAMHS Nurse
  • Dr Lesley Pillans, Associate Specialist Eden Unit – Psychiatry Grampian
  • Carol Morgan, Carers Support Worker Dudhope Young People Inpatient Unit
  • Alex Jones, Beat’s representative 
  • Diane Waugh, SupportED’s representative
  • Dr Fiona Calder, Head of Programme for CAMHS NES, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Greater Glasgow and Clyde


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