Decision details

Eating Disorders (Adults)

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Contractual arrangements


Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Commissioning seeking approval contractual agreement to establish an Eating Disorder Service for adults based on a detailed business case; changing from a spot purchase arrangement to a contract with Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation

Trust to provide an adult community Eating Disorder Service.


Alternatives considered

The report set out four options for consideration in commissioning provision for the service, along with a fifth option to continue with the current arrangements.



1)    That approval be given to the establish a block contract with Greater Manchester Mental Health Foundation Trust to provide an Adults Eating Disorder Service for assessment, treatment and medical management for all adult HMR patients requiring two clinically approved programmes

a.    First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders

b.    Severe and Enduring Eating Disorders.

2)    The annual contract value to be the current spend plus spot purchased treatment plus £88,000.


Reason for resolution

To provide a more effective and efficient approach to meeting the needs of adult patients with eating disorders.

Report author: Mike O'Keeffe

Publication date: 20/10/2020

Date of decision: 29/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2020 - Integrated Commissioning Board

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