Derbyshire Eating Disorder Report

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Summary of report content

This 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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General details

Report title 
Derbyshire Eating Disorder Report
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Derbyshire
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 
Patient experience
Key themes 
Communication between staff and patients
Complaints procedure
Food and nutrition
Health promotion
Information providing
Lifestyle and wellbeing
Quality of appointment
Quality of care
Quality of staffing
Quality of treatment
Staff attitudes
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Other information of note about this report 
Case Study
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 
Engagement Event

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice
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 services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of disabilities 
Mental health
Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Not known
Sexual orientation 
Not known
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 
Service manager
Does the information include other people's views? 
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

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? 
Implied Impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.