National Eating Disorders Summit: News and Updates
The National Eating Disorders Summit focused on ensuring rapid early intervention for people with eating disorders, in line with the national waiting time standard, and developing a gold standard service including dedicated community eating disorder services.
Through national updates, lived experience and practical case studies the conference also looked at how you can implement the new National Standards for eating disorders as outlined in the five year forward view implementation plan published in July 2016
The conference addressed preventing relapse, commissioning effective eating disorder services and looking forward to the NICE Guidance on Eating Disorders: Recognition and Treatment which is due to be published in April 2017.
Speaker updates and presentations
New pathways for Eating Disorders in Children and Young People
Anne O’Herlihy, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project Manager, NHS England
- what does a gold standard eating disorder service look like?
- service models and pathways
- new resources for evidence based community eating disorder teams: elements of an effective community service
- looking forward to the waiting time standard for Eating Disorders due in 2017
- NHS England update
Anne O’Herlih's Full Presentation Click Here
"There is a lack of investment in eating disorders/mental health services. It needs to be brought up to parity with physical health services
The future of the service needs to bring together children, young people, parents and carers
The aim is to improve capacity to see 70,000 patients by 2020
It is proven that by delivering one Community Based Eating Disorder team it reduces the need for in-patient care. It also improves recovery and relapse
Early intervention is key"
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EXTENDED SESSION: Meeting quality standards for Eating Disorder Services: Assuring and improving the quality of services treating people with eating disorders and their carers
Harriet Clarke Programme Manager Royal College of Psychiatrists
This session focused on the Quality Network for Eating Disorders, an initiative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The network sets standards for eating disorder services and reviews them using a process of self- and peer-review. The session outlined the framework for quality network standards and meeting the standards in practice. This session also looked at alternative approaches to services for young adults and transition to adult services.
Harriet Clarke’s Full Presentation Click Here
"The service is a charity so non profit making" "All networks are self funded"
"It is not an inspection, it’s a peer review service and is ideal to use as a benchmark against other services"
"It is key in the network to get involvement from service users and care representatives. They are involved in the development of all standards"
Harriet Clarke Biography
Harriet has worked at the Royal College of Psychiatrists Centre for Quality Improvement for over five years and currently manages several Quality Networks and Accreditation Schemes. These include the Quality Networks for Inpatient and Community CAMHS as well as the Quality Network for Eating Disorders. Over the past 3 years, they have developed specific standards for Inpatient Eating Disorder CYP services and more recently for Community Eating Disorder CYP services. Details of these can be found on the website http://www.qnic.org.uk/
Future Events of Interest:
16 January 2017