Priory Eating Disorder Services recognised for excellence of care
All Priory adult eating disorder services across nine hospitals have now achieved a Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) accreditation, which places them at the forefront of eating disorder service delivery in the UK. This achievement is impressive given that Priory deliver over a third of the UK inpatient services in this highly complex specialty.
The QED works with hospitals to improve the quality of services treating people with eating disorders and their carers. Through a comprehensive review process, it identifies and acknowledges high standards of organisation and service user care and support. It is an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI), which encompasses eating disorder standards for child and adult services, in inpatient and community-based settings. The standards reflect the issues which make a difference in the experience of a person using the service. They follow a patient pathway through care, and cover how the service engages with other services.
Priory’s commitment to safety and quality
Peter Smith, Service Line Director for Priory’s Acute, Addiction and Eating Disorder Services said: “We are delighted to have received this independent verification of the quality of our eating disorder provision. This reflects the hard work and dedication of all our teams. The QED accreditation is important to the hospitals in order to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to safety, and high quality service.”
Raising awareness of eating disorders
Priory Hospital Hayes Grove in Kent, was recently approached by The Huffington Post as they wanted to understand more about working in mental health, especially within an eating disorders service. The staff welcomed the opportunity to help end the stigma of mental health and raise awareness about how serious a condition an eating disorder is. Read the full article.