Skip navigation

News and Updates for todays Eating Disorders Summit

Eating Disorders: The 2018 National Quality Standard
Ms Andrea Morrall, 
Specialist Committee Member, Quality Standard for Eating Disorders, NICE & Mental Health Nurse

Pathways for Eating Disorders in Children and Young People 
Dr Darren Cutinha, 
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Darren discussed what Gold Standard care for eating disorders looks like reflecting on the care pathway at South London and Maudsley Centre for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Improving inpatient treatment by using NICE approved treatment CBTE
Dr Agnes Ayton, 
Vice Chair, Eating Disorders Faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists & Consultant psychiatrist Cotswold House
I am a consultant psychiatrist in Oxford who has been specialising in eating disorders since 2000. I have a strong commitment to quality improvements for our patients, and improving training for the next generation of doctors. I have been working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in different roles: more recently I have been the Vice Chair of the Faculty of Eating disorders. In this capacity I have taken the lead on representing the Faculty Views on the revised NICE guidelines and the related standards. I have contributed to the Parliamentary Ombudsman’s investigations into the avoidable death of three people with eating disorders.  I am actively involved in research and medical education, and I have recently completed a national survey and review of medical education in eating disorders in the UK. We have received BEAT’s research impact award for this work and continue working with them to improve medical education at all levels.
Full PowerPoint Presentation


Developing a First Episode and Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED)
Dr Karina Allen, 
Senior Clinical Psychologist, Eating Disorders Service, South London and audsley NHS Foundation Trust
Pre Event Abstract
This presentation summarises learning from the development, initial evaluation, further evaluation, and widespread implementation of an early intervention service model for first episode eating disorders: First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders (FREED). FREED was developed at the Maudsley Hospital in South London, UK, and operates as a ‘service within a service’, with a service model and care package that complement rather than replace existing evidence-based treatments. It promotes the NICE recommendation that people with a suspected eating disorder are referred to an eating disorder service to start assessment and treatment at the earliest opportunity. FREED is running in 9 eating disorder services in England and is continuing to scale around the UK and internationally. To November 2018, 338 young people have received FREED treatment and FREED covers a catchment area of 9.7 million people. Quantitative and qualitative data have been collected from FREED patients, their families and clinicians and highlight the success of the model. We will present on the FREED model, its implementation, engaging patients in early intervention, and spreading FREED as a gold standard for eating disorders.
Full PowerPoint Presentation

Related Events

Medically Unexplained Symptoms/Somatic Symptom Disorder National Summit 2018
Monday 10 December 2018 London

Improving Physical Health Outcomes for people with Mental Health Conditions
Friday 18 January 2019 London

Smoking Cessation in Mental Health
Monday 4 February 2019 London

Reducing and improving the use of Restrictive Interventions & Practice
Monday 4 February 2019 London

30 November 2018


    Partner Organisations

    The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation TrustInPracticeClinical Audit Support CentrePlayoutJust For Nurses
    GGI (Good Governance Institute) accredited conferences CPD Member BADS (British Association of Day Surgery) accredited conferences