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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.


25 April 2016

ECTAS 13th Edition Standards published

21 April 2016

ECTAS Sixth National Report published

9 March 2016

Booking now open for NALNECT conference


14 September 2015

Two new reports from ECTAS


15 July 2015

Changes to the ECTAS accreditation process