Summary of report contentThis report was written following the engagement session at the First Steps All Ages Recovery and Self Help Group. The information for the report was obtained by running an engagement session. The engagement session consisted of a group discussion. There were 11 people present; 10 female and one male. Participants at the engagement sessions were not asked specific questions, but instead were invited to talk more generally about their experiences of getting a diagnosis of their condition, support from health professionals, accessing treatment and accessing other forms of support, including support groups. Key findings Lack of awareness of eating disorders and support available among some health professionals Dignity and respect is not always shown to patients No clear diagnosis pathway Lack of consistency and choice across Derbyshire. Eating disordertreatment Gap in provision for people to carry out assessments in order to be able to access help and support Shortage and lack of continuity in community psychiatric nurse(CPN) service Incorrect incentives to access treatment Poor quality psychiatric support Long term health and wellbeing needs are not appropriately addressed People are often referred inappropriately to IAPT service. There is insufficient support at a time of mental healthcrisis Lack of services for people over 25 years Lack of support for carers Recommendations were made and the service provider responded.
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Derbyshire Eating Disorder Report
Date of publication
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
Date evidence capture began
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017
Date evidence capture finished
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Food and nutrition
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of appointment
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Other information of note about this report
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Primary care services
Secondary care services
Acute services without overnight beds / listed acute services with or without overnight beds
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Counselling/improving access to psychological therapies (IAPT)
Nutrition and dietetics
Psychiatry/mental health (hospital services)
Mental health services
Eating disorder services
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Types of disabilities
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Yes action has been taken or promised
Is there evidence of impact in the report?
Is there evidence of impact external to the report?
What type of impact was determined?