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  • Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) accreditation has been awarded to Priory Hospital Marlow
  • The accreditation process involved input from service users and carers at all stages
  • QED accreditation assures patients, commissioners, and regulators ‘of the quality of the service being provided’ say Royal College of Psychiatrists

Priory Hospital Marlow has received accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for delivering high quality care to its patients with eating disorders.

The hospital, located just outside of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, has received the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) accreditation in recognition of “high standards of organisation and patient care.”

This recognition “assures staff, service users and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided,” according to the college, and was awarded following a comprehensive assessment of services, which included input from patients and carers at every stage.

Under review during the process was the accessibility of the service for commissioners and referrers, the admission process for patients – examining how staff welcome people into the hospital – and the site’s environment and facilities, which ensures that wards are safe for staff and patients alike.

Other areas under inspection included: planning, patient and carer involvement in treatment, medication systems, food, information sharing, and clinical outcome measurement systems. Also judged to the accreditation’s high standards were the equipment and procedures for dealing with emergencies, and the services’ core multi-disciplinary teams, which included an assessment of staffing levels and staff induction, training, performances, and wellbeing.

Reuben Evans, Managing Director at Priory, said: “Eating disorders are serious mental health issues which can have devastating impacts on people’s lives. It’s vital that people with conditions such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are provided with safe, compassionate care so that they can take steps to a lasting, sustainable recovery.”

“This accreditation is testament to our staff, who display the talent and professionalism required to receive such impressive recognition.”

Priory is the UK's largest independent provider of eating disorder services, with nationwide provision of both outpatient and specialist residential services, as well as day care provisions at selected locations.

Priory Hospital Marlow is a 14-bedded, specialist eating disorders service for males and females aged 18 and over and offers patients a dedicated treatment programme to support their clinical needs. Its recently refurbished grounds and facilities have been specifically designed to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for the individuals it supports and creates a comfortable and homely environment.




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About Priory

Priory is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services. We treat more than 70 conditions including depression, anxiety, addictions, and eating disorders, as well as children’s mental health, across our nationwide network of sites. We also support autistic adults and adults with a learning disability, Prader-Willi Syndrome and brain injuries, as well as older people, within our specialist residential care and supported living facilities– helping as many people as possible to live their lives.   

Priory is part of the MEDIAN Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of high-quality mental health and rehabilitation services. The MEDIAN Group comprises: 290 facilities with 5,000 beds caring for 28,000 people in the United Kingdom, 120 facilities with 20,000 beds caring for around 250,000 patients in Germany, and 15 facilities with 2,000 beds caring for 13,000 people in Spain, with more than 29,000 employees overall.  

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