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Radio fame and more funding for team supporting young people with eating disorders

HPFT Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith and Lucy Priest, 18, at Radio 4's Woman's Hour

Hertfordshire’s specialist team which supports children and young people suffering from eating disorders featured on national radio this week.

The team’s Advanced Eating Disorders Practitioner, Penny Smith, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour on Monday morning just as a funding boost sees the team expand to meet demand. Penny's patient Lucy Priest, 18, from Hitchin, who has suffered from an eating disorder since she was 12, talked about the advantages of being treated at home rather than in hospital.

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