Implementing the 2018 NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders
Friday 30 November 2018
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London
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“Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric disorder, from medical complications associated with the illness as well as suicide. Research has found that 20% of anorexia sufferers will die prematurely from their illness.” Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman
This conference focuses on effective implementation and adherence to the New NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders which is currently in development and due to be published in 2018. The quality standard covers assessment, treatment, monitoring and care for children, young people and adults with an eating disorder. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. Attending this event will give you the opportunity to hear practical advice and tips on implementing changes to your service to ensure compliance with the new NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders.
The Draft Quality Standard has been revised following the the recent Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report ‘Ignoring the Alarms: how eating disorder services are failing Patients’ which recommended that the Department of Health and NHS England should review the existing quality and availability of adult eating disorder services to achieve parity with child and adolescent services and that NICE . Dr Bill Kirkup Author of the report stated that ‘ I hope this report will act as a wake-up call to the NHS and health leaders to make urgent improvements to services for eating disorders so that we can avoid similar tragedies in the future’.
The 2018 Draft Quality Statements:
Quality statements Statement 1 People with suspected eating disorders who are referred to an eating disorder service start assessment and treatment at the earliest opportunity
Quality Statement 2 People with eating disorders have a discussion with a healthcare professional about their options for psychological treatment.
Quality Statement 3 People with binge eating disorder participate in a guided self-help programme as first-line psychological treatment.
Quality Statement 4 Children and young people with bulimia nervosa are offered bulimianervosa-focused family therapy (FT-BN). Statement
Quality Statement 5 People with an eating disorder who are being supported by more than one service have a care plan that explains how the services will work together.
Quality Statement 6 People with an eating disorder who are moving between services have their risks assessed.
Your speakers on the day will be providing you with insight on a range of subject areas which have been highlighted as key points within the NICE Draft Quality Standard for Eating Disorders, such as: pathways for Eating Disorders, effective assessment & diagnosis to provide the best first line treatment & management of Eating Disorders, service user experience, monitoring outcomes for comorbidities, family therapy services, involving carers effectively and improving recovery outcomes and risk assessment at transition of care.
Benefits of attending:
This conference will enable you to -
• Network with colleagues who are working to improve services, practice and treatment for people who are experiencing Eating Disorders
• Understand the national context, evidence base and NICE Quality Standard for Eating Disorders
• Reflect on the lived experience of Eating Disorders
• Develop your skills and improve competence in delivering Eating Disorders services
• learn from current best practice in Eating Disorders
• Learn from experts working in Eating Disorders services
• Reflect on established practice improving access to Eating Disorders services
• Understand how to work with people who are experiencing Eating Disorders
• Ensure effective working with co morbidities such as diabetes and ensure an effective pathway for people with Bulimia Nervosa
• Improve the way you develop recovery focused care plans and assess risk on transition of care
• Self assess and reflect on your own practice
• Gain CPD accreditation points contributing to professional development and revalidation evidence
“The Government takes seriously the report of the Parliamentary and Health Services Ombudsman (PHSO) ‘Ignoring the alarms: how NHS eating disorder services are failing patients’. Following on from the publication of the report the Department will work with partner organisations and arm’s length bodies, including NHS England, and NHS Improvement to consider how the recommendations can be taken into account as part of the planned improvements to mental health and eating disorder services.” UK Parliament January 2018
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