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Richardson Eating Disorder Service - Specialist Service (Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle)


Royal Victoria Infirmary
Newcastle upon Tyne



Tel: 0191 282 5259Fax: 0191 282 5170

Opening Hours

9am - 5pm for out-patients and 24 hours for in-patients.Email:

The Richardson Eating Disorder Service (REDS) is a specialist tertiary service, located in Newcastle upon Tyne, providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for adults with moderate and severe eating disorders in North East England.  REDS will also consider referrals from the rest of the United Kingdom for assessment and treatment if the appropriate funding is in place. REDS provides treatment for males and females and has outpatient, intensive day hospital and inpatient services.

The Richardson Eating Disorder Service provides care for patients over the age of 18 suffering from Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) which are moderate and severe in nature. 

How to get referred

Referrals are accepted from specialist mental health teams only. If the patient is privately funded, through self-funding or a health insurance company, then referral from the patient's general practitioner may be sufficient and referral from a mental health service might not be required. Referrals can be made in writing, by email or fax.

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