Eating Disorders: Developing a Gold Standard Service
Wednesday 6 July 2016
Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
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The Government has announced the ambition of faster care and expanded services for teenagers with eating disorders: “We know that eating disorders are most likely to affect those aged between 14 and 25 and, if they go untreated for more than 3 to 5 years, the chances of recovery are greatly reduced, while incidents of self-harm increase. We also know that anorexia kills more than any other mental health illness. As investment in new services expands access to care, teenagers suffering from eating disorders like anorexia will get help much more quickly, and from 2017/2018 a new waiting time measure will track the increasing number of patients being seen within a month of being referred, or within a week for urgent cases.” Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment 2015
This conference focuses on improving services for children and young people with eating disorders, meeting the new national waiting time standard, and ensuring gold standard care. There is a particular focus on developing rapid early intervention services in line with the new waiting time standard, meeting quality standards for eating disorder services, preventing relapse, commissioning effective services for eating disorder, and looking forward to the 2017 updated NICE guidance and waiting time standard.
“A waiting time standard for early intervention in psychosis will come into effect from April 2016 and one for children and young people with eating disorders the following year” The Mental Health Taskforce Report, February 2016