Ignoring the alarms: How NHS eating disorder services are failing patients




Annex: Key standards and guidance 

The Ombudsman’s Principles:

MARSIPAN guidelines 
MARSIPAN: Management of Really Sick Patients with Anorexia Nervosa CR162 (Royal College of Psychiatrists and Royal College of Physicians), 2010. 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance 
NICE guidance 9: Eating disorders: Core interventions in the treatment and management of anorexia nervosa bulimia nervosa and related eating disorders, 2004. 

NICE guidance 50: Acutely ill patients in hospital: Recognition of and response to acute illness in adults in hospital, 2007. 

Department of Health 
The Care Programme Approach: Policy and Practice, 2008. 

The General Medical Council 
Good Medical Practice 

The Nursing and Midwifery Council 
The code of conduct 

The Cambridge and Peterborough Foundation 
NHS Trust’s care planning policy, 2012. 

Mental Capacity Act, 2005. 

The Healthcare Professions Council’s standards for conduct, performance and ethics, 2008. 

The British Psychological Society’s generic professional practice guidelines, 2008.