12 March 2018
Please note that this is the second consultation because of the new statements suggested by the quality standard advisory committee.
At the first consultation we asked whether access to services should be included as a key area for quality improvement.
This received general stakeholder support and also coincided with the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report (December 2017) on ‘Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients’ which recommended NICE include coordination of care within the quality standard.
As a result, three new draft quality statements have now been included on early timing of assessment and treatment after referral (statement 1) and coordination of care (statements 5 and 6).
If you are interested in leading or contributing to this response, please contact us as soon as possible.
The deadline for commenting is Friday the 30th of March using the attached response form.
If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.