Here you can download copies of the reports of the services that have been assessed so far. The reports look at each section of the standards and show how the service does or does not meet those sections. Each report includes recommendations for improvements where necessary.
The reports will be listed chronologically, with new reports added regularly as further assessments are completed.
Suffolk Eating Disorder Service
Below you can download the report from the assessment of Suffolk Eating Disorder Service. This is a community based service covering the county of Suffolk, excluding Waveney district, based in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. The service has been awarded the Beat Assured Quality Mark and includes good practice points for areas of excellence.
Suffolk Eating Disorder Service Beat Assured Report
Below you can download the report from the assessment of Freed Beeches, a charity based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, providing treatment and support for people affected by eating disorders throughout the county. Freed Beeches has been awarded the Beat Assured Quality Mark, as the service provided was of a high quality, with an excellent focus on the needs of service users, sufferers and carers.
Freed Beeches Beat Assured Report
Freed Beeches was subsequently re-assessed for Beat Assured accreditation in 2012, again meeting the required standard. Please scroll down to read the summary and report of the re-assessment.
North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS Eating Disorders Team
Below you can download the report of the assessment of North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust CAMHS Eating Disorders Team. With an emphasis on Family Therapy and Multi-Family Group Therapy, the Colchester-based team has been awarded the Beat Assured Quality Mark, demonstrating good practice in their responsiveness to patients' and family members' needs. Their Young Consultants scheme exemplifies the team's commitment to service-user involvement.
North Essex CAMHS Beat Assured Report
Care UK's Althea Park Specialist Services
Below you can download the report of the assessment of Althea Park Specialist Services, offering residential treatment for female clients with enduring eating disorders at two sites: Althea Park House, treating those aged 15-21, and Ashleigh House, treating adults over 18. The service has been awarded the Beat Assured Quality Mark, demonstrating good practice through an approach termed 'Therapy in the Living', offering individualised treatment addressing clients' social, developmental, emotional and practical needs.
Althea Park Specialist Service Beat Assured Report
The Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh
Below you can download the report of the assessment of the Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh. The service is accessible to male and female patients from any part of the UK and from the age of 11, with no upper age limit. Treatment is offered to those presenting with complex cases of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and co-morbid conditions, who have not responded to less intensive treatments elsewhere. Of particular note is the uncommonly wide range of evidence-based treatment options available, and the service's demonstrable commitment to service user involvement - highlights of overall good practice, resulting in the award of the Beat Assured Quality Mark.
Huntercombe Hospital Edinburgh Beat Assured Report
South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) Eating Disorder Service
Below you can download the report of the assessment of SEPT Eating Disorder Service. Based in the mental health unit of Basildon hospital, the service provides treatment for predominantly adult patients from the South Essex area, who present with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa. The service aims to provide step-down care from tertiary level inpatient treatment, or step-up care for those treated in the community, preventing the need for more intensive treatment. The award of the Beat Assured Quality Mark recognises the service's overall good practice, with recommendations for further developments.
SEPT Eating Disorder Service Beat Assured Report
Roehampton Priory Adolescent Eating Disorders Service
Below you can download the report of the assessment of the Roehampton Priory Adolescent Eating Disorders Service. One of a number of consultant psychiatrist-led eating disorders services provided by the Priory Group, the Roehampton service provides outpatient, day-patient and inpatient treatment for male and female patients up to the age of 18, with no lower age limit. An NHS service contract ensures accessiblity for eligible individuals registered with a GP in the local area. The award of the Beat Assured Quality Mark recognises the high standard of care provided by the Multi-Disciplinary Team, for both patients and carers.
Roehampton Priory Adolescent Eating Disorders Service Beat Assured Report
The Haldon Unit
Below you can download the report of the assessment of the Exeter-based Haldon Eating Disorders Service, an NHS speciailist treatment provider primarily for residents of Devon, Cornwall, Plymouth and Torbay. The service is accessible to male and female patients from the age of 16. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) - which combines Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) with Eastern meditative practices and principles - is central to the Haldon's treatment model, and the service is the first in the UK to offer a specially adapted form of DBT for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, participating in an international research trial to develop an evidence base for this.
The Haldon Unit Beat Assured Report
Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Young People's Eating Disorder Service (YPEDS)
Below you can download the report of the Beat Assured assessment of YPEDS, established in February 2011 and providing treatment throughout Dorset for young people presenting with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and EDNOS. The service aims to offer effective interventions to patients in the community, facilitating recovery in their home environment with the involvement and support of their families, preventing the need for more intensive treatment. Already meeting the standard as a relatively new service, it is recommended that YPEDS be re-assessed 18 months from the date of publication of the report, to ensure the service is continuing to develop and deliver a high standard of care.
YPEDS Beat Assured Report
West Sussex CAMHS Family Eating Disorder Service
West Sussex CAMHS Family Eating Disorder Service (FEDS) began as a pilot in March 2010, with the aim of ensuring effective treatment in the community, reducing the need for out-of-area inpatient placements. The service promptly achieved this aim and since July 2010 no young person with an eating disorder has been placed out of area. FEDS facilitates recovery in patients' homes, with the creative, non-clinical and supportive approach of the staff team a highlight of the service. The team successfully engage young people in treatment and support them towards recovery. Carers too feel involved in treatment, and are offered a range of additional support. You can download the report below:
West Sussex CAMHS Family Eating Disorder Service Beat Assured Report
Freed Beeches Re-assessment
Following initial assessment and accreditation in 2010, in the summer of 2012 Freed Beeches became the first Beat Assured accredited service to complete re-assessment. Achieving renewed Beat Assured accreditation valid until 2015, Freed Beeches has maintained a quality service user experience and demonstrates commitment to continual improvement. Implementing previous recommendations, the service has employed two additional therapists to ensure that there is no no waiting list for therapy, and appointed a project worker to continue to raise awareness of the service amongst GPs in the catchment area. The re-assessment report is an up-to-date account of the service, highlighting these and other developments as well as newly identified areas of good practice and recommendations.
Freed Beeches Re-assessment Beat Assured Report
Hertfordshire Community Eating Disorders Service
Hertfordshire Community Eating Disorders service is an NHS specialist treatment provider for adults presenting with moderate to severe anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and EDNOS. To ensure accessibility county-wide, the service operates from 9 separate sites throughout Hertfordshire, two of which are main bases located in Hitchin and Watford. Alongside specialist nursing, psychiatric reviews, dietetic support and support worker interventions, the service offers a wide range of NICE recommended therapies. Patients and their carers invariably offered positive feedback about the staff team. Support in accessing the service and a commitment to obtaining service user feedback and implementing positive changes are also amongst the highlights of the service.
Hertfordshire Community Eating Disorders Service Beat Assured Report
Kent and Medway Eating Disorders Service
Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust Eating Disorders Service provides specialist treatment for adults presenting with anorexia nervosa and severe bulimia nervosa. Outpatient individual therapy - with occupational therapy, where a need for the latter has been identified - and day-patient and inpatient treatment incorporating individual therapy, occupational therapy, family therapy and a varied group programme, are accessible to individuals residing anywhere in Kent. In East Kent, Medway and the Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley area, GPs may refer individuals aged 14 and upwards who do not have a diagnosis of an eating disorder, have presented with symptoms for less than 18 months, and whom they believe to have anorexia or bulimia, to Primary Care Liaison Nurses, who provide a range of interventions. Beat Assured accreditation recognises a team committed to providing a high standard of care and striving to continually improve accessibility, support and information, and the overall service user experience for both patients and carers.
Kent and Medway Eating Disorders Service Beat Assured Report
Care UK's Rhodes Farm
Care UK acquired Rhodes Farm - established in 1991 as the first inpatient unit dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders in children through intensive treatment programmes - in early 2011. The service provides treatment for young people aged 6 to 19 with a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, food avoidance emotional disorder, functional dysphagia, obesity or Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS). Treatment is for those presenting with moderate to severe needs. Care UK has retained the 'Rhodes Farm Motivational Model' which includes: weight restoration; psychological treatments and support; a parental psycho-educational programme; an education and leisure programme; and aftercare and relapse prevention. Parental involvement in treatment is a necessity, and during intensive, relatively brief inpatient stays, the service prepares parents to effectively support their child when they return home, often providing additional aftercare support. While treatment is individualised where possible, ensuring essentially the same treatment programme for all patients helps them to engage with treatment. These are highlights of the many good practice points outlined in the downloadable report, below.
Care UK's Rhodes Farm Beat Assured Report
Tees, Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Foundation Trust Northern Centre for Eating Disorders: Birch Ward Adult Specialist Eating Disorder Inpatient Centre
The Northern Centre for Eating Disorders' Birch Ward Specialist Inpatient Centre is based within a purpose built acute mental health hospital. Opened in May 2011, the unit provides inpatient treatment and support for adults with severe eating disorder presentations including anorexia nervosa where patients present with a BMI of 15 or below, severe and complex bulimia nervosa with high medical risk, atypical eating disorders and co-morbid physical conditions with eating disorders. Employing a full-time ward-based Physician and a team of Specialist Physical Health nurses in an innovative way, ensuring continuity of high quality of care when patients are at high risk as they can, in most circumstances, be treated on the unit. The unit aims to provide high intensity inpatient services for patients across a wide geographical area covering North Cumbria, Newcastle, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear, County Durham and the Tees Valley.
Offering two treatment models - Recovery and Stability - a strong Multi Disciplinary Team is able to provide a wide range of individualised treatment and therapeutic options including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). A new Day Service which opened in October 2012 and the role of a Specialist Liaison Outreach Nurse ensures excellent communication and collaborative working between inpatient, services, day and community services to ensure excellent transitions and a 'step-up/step-down' approach for all patients.
The Beat Assured Accreditation highlights a dedicated staff team continuing to develop a newly commissioned service which is already demonstrating areas of excellence within their practice.
Birch Ward Beat Assured Report