ARFID Awareness UK and University of Winchester have signed a partnership agreement to produce a CPD accredited online short course for healthcare professionals on Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID).
Sitting within the Faculty of Health & Wellbeing, the aim of the course will be to provide a guide for practice with regards to diagnosing and supporting children and adults with ARFID.
"It was very important for us to find a partner who did more than just bring academic prestige and experience to the project," said Nicole Kirkland, ARFID Awareness UK Co founder.
"We wanted someone who shared our ethos and values, and the University of Winchester's Faculty of Health & Wellbeing is a perfect fit."
It is anticipated that the course will launch in January 2021, and Awareness UK and the University of Winchester are currently inviting healthcare professionals who might be interested in taking the course, to complete a short survey, the purpose of which is to identify what knowledge and information the course should have, in order for HCPs to feel confident in diagnosing and providing care and support to people with ARFID.
Anyone interested in participating, can access the survey here.