Cambridgeshire GP ‘lacked support’ to help severely anorexic patient

12 February 2020 – BBC News

An inquest was told that GPs find it hard to treat patients with eating disorders.

Madeline Wallace, 18 required regular monitoring appointments at her GP for blood tests and weight checks due to being severely anorexic.

Dr Rebecca Cotes said more specialist knowledge was needed and raised concerns about whether GPs were insured for that “level of involvement“.

Ms Wallace, from Peterborough, died in January 2018 from sepsis.

 

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