EmpowerED - Adult Eating Disorders North West Provider Collaborative
The Adult Eating Disorders Services, North West, NHS-Led Provider Collaborative ‘EmpowerED’ went live Friday 1 October.
The innovative model for designing and delivering specialised mental is a partnership made up of a variety of NHS and independent sector providers who are working together to drive innovation and creativity in offering truly person-centred care.
- NHS Lead: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
- NHS Providers: Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
- Independent Sector Providers: Priory Health Care
EmpowerED is committed to driving improvements across the eating disorders patient pathway and securing services from third sector providers to support the establishment of the Experts by Experience programme to ensure people who access eating disorder services are empowered to play a full and active role in the development and delivery of these services.
Duncan Campbell, Lead for Care for EmpowerED Adult Eating Disorders said: “The name EmpowerED, designed by the service users, says so much about what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make sure people can get easy access to help for their eating disorder by using experts by experience to find out where the barriers are for care.
“We want to empower people to seek help and get access to services sooner, to enable this, the Provider Collaborative will work in partnership more closely with services from variety of organisations across the North West to make improvements.
“This in turn will allow our clinicians to support people at home, in the community and keep people out of hospital”.
Dr Matthew Cahill, EmpowerED Adult Eating Disorders Services Clinical Lead / Consultant Psychiatrist, said: “We have a really exciting opportunity to bring everyone together across the North West to really improve Eating Disorder Services for families, people who access services and clinicians.
“The focus of EmpowerED is improving quality of services across all of the North West and working together with partners to make EmpowerED the driver for change.
“The name and identity has been co-produced with people who access Adult Eating Disorder Services and the Provider Collaborative will continue with engage to ensure they are involved in every step of the way.”