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Electroconvulsive Therapy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 48363, tabled on 13 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning a review into the use of electroconvulsive therapy.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

28 September 2021

We have made no such assessment.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides guidelines which includes recommendations on the use of electroconvulsive therapy. The Department expects commissioners and providers of services to pay due regard to these guidelines and NICE keeps its guidance under regular review.

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