ECTAS Resource Library
All these resources are available for download - simply click on
the link to open or save.
ECTAS maintains a comprehensive library of
topics raised through the email discussion group. This can be
accessed by member clinics here.
For more information about
the ECTAS Standards, or to download the document, please visit
our Standards page:
ECT Minimum Dataset Activity Report 2012-3
Data were collected on ECT Treatments delivered in England &
Wales between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013, and the Republic of
Ireland & Northern Ireland.
ECTAS Accreditation Process
ECTAS National Reports
ECTAS Members List
A list of all ECTAS member clinics and their accreditation status
can be found on the following page:
ECTAS Peer Reviewer Guidance
For more information about training to become a Peer Reviewer
or Lead Reviewer, visit our Peer Reviewer page:
Maintenance ECT Protocol
An example protocol that could be used by clinics who perform
Maintenance ECT within their clinics.
Outpatient ECT Protocol
An example protocol that could be used by clinics who perform ECT
on Outpatients within their clinics.
Outpatient ECT Discharge Form
An example discharge form that could be used by
clinics who perform ECT on Outpatients within their clinics.
Discontinuation of ECT Protocol
An example Discontinuation of ECT Protocol that could be
used by clinics who perform ECT within their clinics.
ECT Patient Information Leaflet
An example ECT patient information sheet has been produced by the
Royal College of
The ECTAS Team has now gathered a collection of example patient
information leaflets in a number of languages for
ECTAS members to access.
Contact the ECTAS Team
to make a
World Health Organisation (WHO) Surgical Safety Checklist:
Adapted for ECT Clinics
Primary Care organisations are encouraged to pragmatically assess
the relevance of the core set of safety checks within the Surgical
Safety Checklist to their areas of practice. If it is established
that the checklist is not relevant, then this should be reflected
in local operational policies and procedures. Therefore, the ECTAS
position is that the checklist is not relevant for use in
ECT. However, this must be reflected in the clinic’s local
policy (as above) and the clinic should ensure that any relevant
core safety checks within the checklist are incorporated into the
patients pre ECT checklist and/or other protocols/
Following requests from ECTAS member clinics who would like to use
a version of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist, it has been
adapted by the ECTAS Reference Group and can be downloaded
This site has information about the Scottish ECT accreditation
network, including reports, useful links, and an ECT guide.
This site has information specifically of
interest to nurses who work in ECT clinics, including information
about the work of NALNECT, how to contact your local regional ECT
nurse group and other useful links.
ECTAS, 21 Prescot Street London, E1 8BB
Tel: 020 3701 2653 Fax: 020 3701 2761