The next in the series of Newbridge House master classes will be on the MARSIPAN guidelines, taking place on January 23, 2015.

MARSIPAN was developed because many patients with severe anorexia are initially admitted to general medical units before transferring to specialist services. The idea was to provide clear guidance for clinicians providing this initial care, as they do not regularly see patients with anorexia and therefore lack experience in management of the serious physical complications of the condition.

Newbridge House is regularly in contact with hospital staff in general medical units seeking advice about how to safely manage young patients with anorexia.

The MARSIPAN master class will be delivered by two members of the original working party that developed the guidelines, constituted by representatives of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists.

The training will take place at Newbridge House from 10am to 3:30pm and will focus on the MARSIPAN guidance for patients aged 18 and under.

This is the fourth event in the well-received master class series, which has featured international speakers and themes of eating disorders in men and boys, eating disorders nursing and mentalisation techniques.

The series brings together a wide variety of clinical staff from inpatient and community services, with participants coming from throughout the UK.

More details about the MARSIPAN event and invitations will follow. We welcome enquiries from professionals who would like to register their interest in attending.

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