Posted on 12th February, 2013
During Eating Disorders Awareness week, we are delighted to announce that The Haldon Eating Disorder Service in Exeter, provided by Devon Partnership NHS Trust, has been accredited as ‘excellent’ by the Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED). To date, it is one of only five specialist centres in the country to be given this recognition.
The QED accreditation is a recent initiative from the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI). Accreditation assures staff, people using the service, families and carers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided. This exacting accreditation review was carried out by a QED project worker, peers from well-respected London eating disorder units, a user of the service and a carer. The Haldon team were able to demonstrate that 76 of the 79 quality standards were being met. The three standards not currently being met were deemed to be outside the direct responsibility of the service. Alison Moores, Director of Nursing and Practice at Devon Partnership NHS Trust, said: “The Haldon continues to go from strength to strength and this latest accreditation is much-deserved recognition for the hard work and passion displayed by everyone in the team. It follows ‘b-eat’ accreditation last March and the introduction of the Radical Openness Behaviour Therapy (ROBT) programme, developed by leading psychologist Professor Thomas R Lynch. We are proud that The Haldon is now a national leader in the treatment of eating disorders, offering a unique, high quality range of services to support people with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.”