HOPE (Healthy Outcomes for People with Eating disorders) Adult Eating Disorder Provider Collaborative

Who we are

The HOPE (Healthy Outcomes for People with Eating disorders) Adult Eating Disorder Provider Collaborative is a new model of delivery for inpatient specialised eating disorder services for adults and older adults aged 18+.

We are a group of providers of specialist services working together, on an agreed footprint to:

  • Deliver excellent care services
  • Share approaches, pathways, resources and clinical expertise for the benefit of people with an eating disorder
  • Maximise care closer to home
  • Reinvest any saving into the care pathway


Our vision

The HOPE (Healthy Outcomes for People with Eating disorders) Adult Eating Disorder Provider Collaborative is working together to provide the highest level of patient care for people experiencing an eating disorder. By focusing on the patient and their wider circumstances, the collaborative enables people to recover and thrive close to their home, friends, family and as part of their community.

Our collaborative’s vision is to improve services using an integrated approach, whilst representing best value for money, and ensuring all service users experience personalised care that’s safe, effective and efficient, which is place-based care aligning with the NHS Long Term Plan.

HOPE has pioneered the implementation of a revolutionary new and compassionate treatment model for people suffering with extreme, life-threatening eating disorders. Interventions mean that seven out of 10 patients have maintained a healthy weight compared to one in 20 via traditional treatments and hospital readmissions has been cut to just 14% compared to a 60% rate previously.

The treatment model was co-designed and co-produced by a multi-disciplinary team along with patients, families and carers who considered every aspect, from the way eating food in the dining room happens right through to patients developing their own formulation and, in essence, becoming their own therapists.

The collaborative has won both the South East and South West regional Excellence in Mental Health Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards 2022 and is through to the final in London after getting the backing of 13 MPs including all Oxfordshire’s MPs and former PM Theresa May.

The model is based on  NICE approved psychological treatment integrated across the whole care pathway. It is endorsed by Royal College of Psychiatrists and is supported by NHS England SE and SW, the provider collaborative and partners. It has been showcased widely and is expected to be implemented by other services nationally and internationally.

Find out more about the success of the I-CBTE study.

NHS-led Provider Collaboratives: improving mental health, learning disability & autism services

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Page last reviewed: 21 November, 2023