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What is the ECT Accreditation Service?

The ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS) works with ECT services to assure and improve the quality of the administration of electroconvulsive therapy. We engage staff in a comprehensive process of review, through which good practice and high quality care are recognised and services are supported to identify and address areas for improvement. 

Accreditation assures staff, service users and referrers, commissioners and regulators of the quality of the service being provided.

Over 78% of ECT clinics in England and Wales participate in our accreditation programme. We also have members in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

ECTAS is an initiative of the College Centre for Quality Improvement.

More information:

Why get accredited?

Information about the importance of joining the programme.

ECTAS Members' Area


Log in here to complete the ECTAS data collection tools.


A resource library with helpful documents for ECT clinics.


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If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

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ECTAS Clinics:

Find out which ECT Clinics are members of ECTAS.


8th April 2014  - The new ECTAS Fifth National Report has been published.


30 January 2014 - Fourth NALNECT Caring in ECT conference to take place on 14 May 2014.  Download the programme and the booking form here.


January 2014 - 11th Edition ECTAS Standards now published


12 August 2013 - The ECT Minimum Dataset Activity Report 2012-13 for England & Wales has now been published.


March 2012 - The new ECTAS Fourth National Report has now been published.