David Tate

FREED Project Lead

The FREED Programme, Senior Eating Disorders

Over the last 22 months, David has planned, developed and championed the implementation of FREED (First Episode Rapid Early Intervention for Eating Disorders) across TEWV NHS FT including establishing 2 children’s eating disorder teams and adults eating disorders team.

To help improve access to eating disorder services locally and embed the benefits and principles of FREED, there is now a fully-functioning FREED mini team of 8 clinical members which has been fully live since August 2021. To date, over 70 patients have benefited and utilised the FREED pathways and principles.

Since April 2022, David also supports CNTW NHS FT as AHSN NENC program lead implementing the FREED pathway.

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