Submitting data to ECTAS

ECTAS collects data about ECT treatment in England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in two ways:

  • Accreditation - ECTAS member clinics submit data for their self-review every 3 years
  • Minimum dataset - ECT clinics routinely submit data on each course of acute and maintenance ECT they deliver.

The dataset is voluntary and does not form part of the data collection required for accreditation. However, it is because of the dedication and hard work of ECTAS member clinics that we have been able to collect such a comprehensive dataset in previous years, and we greatly value your contribution.

Acute ECT dataset

2019/2020 data collection for acute courses of ECT runs from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

You will need to enter one questionnaire for every patient who has finished an acute course of ECT during the data collection period.

Please use this online form to submit data.

If you would like a reminder of your log in details please contact the ECTAS team.

Please do not use this questionnaire to enter data about patients receiving maintenance or continuation ECT.

Maintenance ECT dataset

2019/2020 data collection for maintenance courses of ECT runs once a month. When this open for 2020 ECTAS will advise the member clinics. 

If you're a member of ECTAS, you can complete your self-review checklist and upload evidence on our online College Accreditation and Review Service (CARS). You can also check your survey returns and download your report from CARS. If you've forgotten your username or password, please contact us

Your lead contact with ECTAS will have been emailed unique survey links for patient & carer surveys, referring psychiatrist surveys and the health record audit. You can also find the links, and the number of returns so far, under 'Survey dashboard' on your CARS main dashboard.

Data on the use of ECT treatment in England, Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is published each year by the ECTAS team. 

Data collection began in 2012. You can download copies of all published dataset reports below.

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