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(NICE) Eating disorders: Quality standard consultation

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).

​Getting Involved

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.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion

If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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