FREED, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust & King's College London
FREED (First episode Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders) is a specialist care pathway for young adults with early stage illness. FREED improves outcomes by providing quick access to person-centred care, making it less likely for symptoms to become entrenched. Research found hospital admissions reduced by 35%, and 60% of FREED anorexia nervosa patients, reached a healthy weight within a year, compared with 16% of similar patients. They are disseminating FREED nationally via an NHS Innovation Accelerator Award.
Nominated by: Helen Hayes MP