Electroconvulsive Treatment (ECT)

Resources and Information

ECT: Your rights about consent to treatment (England) 
The Care Quality commission are an independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. They have produced a booklet which gives information about your rights in relation to ECT if you are detained (‘sectioned’) in hospital or receive treatment as part of a community treatment order (CTO) under the Mental Health Act.

The new mental health act: a guide to consent to treatment for service users (Scotland)
This booklet was produced by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland who provide information and advice to people about their rights in relation to mental health care and treatment.

Information on ECT from a leading mental health charity.

Royal College of Psychiatrists
Information on ECT for patients from a professional medical body that supports psychiatrists through training and setting and raising standards and works with patients, carers and other orgnaisations. 

UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance 
Current NICE guidance on the use of ECT for depression
Current NICE guidance for the use of ECT in other conditions

See also our resources for mental health and well being, general health and practical matters (for links to information on money and benefits).

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