Scotland to write new best practice guidance

Posted 09/08/2019

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guideline Network (SIGN) has started the process of writing new best practice guidance for clinicians treating people with eating disorders in Scotland.

The current clinical guidance is now over 12 years old so it needs updating to reflect the latest research evidence and to ensure that it properly accounts for the needs of patients and carers.

There are now some great opportunities to share your views and experiences to help shape what gets included in this guidance:

You can register your interest about any of the opportunities listed below by clicking Get involved

Focus group

SIGN will be hosting a focus group specifically for experts by experience (current or former service-users and carers) about experiences of accessing treatment. It will be held in Glasgow Central Hotel and take place all day on Tuesday 27 August. Any travel expenses will be compensated by SIGN.

Assisting with Beat’s written consultation responses

  • Before they start work on the guideline SIGN would like to know what current and former service-users and carers think are the most important issues for the guideline to cover.
  • They are also asking for specific feedback on a draft set of questions which they will aim to answer when developing the guidance.

We would like some volunteers with lived experience to help us decide how to respond to both requests, including whether any important topics or concerns may not be properly covered by the draft questions, so that we can submit a persuasive response to this part of the consultation.

Providing feedback on drafts of the Clinical Guideline

The first meeting of SIGN’s committee will take place in September 2019. It is likely that in 2020 there will be further opportunities to help by reviewing and letting us know what you think about drafts of the guidance.

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