The National Association of Lead Nurses in ECT (NALNECT) represents nurses and other professionals working in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinics in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. NALNECT is a non-profit making organisation.

We organise regional special interest groups, support nurse training events and run a conference for ECT practitioners every 2 years.

Our aims are:

  • To provide expert knowledge, information and advice on all matters relating to ECT practice.
  • To provide a forum for the provision of evidence-based practice in ECT.
  • To promote the provision of local Special Interest Groups and to enable every ECT clinic to be represented.
  • To work collaboratively with the ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS).
  • To facilitate and promote ECT Nurse education.
  • To network with the RCN, RCPsych, Scottish ECT Audit Network (SEAN), Committee Of Nurses at ECT in Scotland (CONECTS) and other appropriate national bodies.


NALNECT believes that all people who use our services should be treated as individuals and welcomes any contribution and opinion made by them.

NALNECT believes that ECT is one of a variety of beneficial treatments available and should be viewed as part of a holistic process.


Our next ECT conference will be in May 2020 and is open to all professionals working in ECT.

NALNECT Committee Members

Chair PersonKaren  
Deputy ChairKara 
Deputy TreasurerAndy Thompson 



Special Interest Groups

ECT Nurse Special Interest Groups are forums where nurses from ECT clinics can meet, share best practice, learning and ideas and receive updates on relevant issues. ECTAS standards recommend that clinic nurses attend the Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

Special Interest Groups are run in the following areas:

RegionSIG LeadEmail
North WestAngela 
North EastVanda 
South WestPam Spencer 
South East  Mandy 
East AngliaBeth Clayton 
East MidlandsSteve 
West MidlandsJulie Wightman 
WalesHayley Gale 
Northern IrelandTBCTBC



For further information about NALNECT or how to join your local Special Interest Group, please contact the regional group lead.

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