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The National Association of Lead Nurses in ECT (NALNECT) was formed in 2002 to represent nurses working in ECT departments within England, Northern Ireland and Wales. NALNECT is a non-profit making organisation.


NALNECT National Forum, 16 May 2018, Birmingham

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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 Audit Network (CONECT) 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.

NALNECT believes that ECT nurses are specialist practitioners.

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. Special Interest Groups are run in the following areas:

North West

North East

South West


East Anglia



Northern Ireland


For further information about your nearest Special Interest Group, please contact ECTAS.

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