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The administration of electro-convulsive therapy in approved centres: activity report 2009
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|Title: ||The administration of electro-convulsive therapy in approved centres: activity report 2009|
|Publisher: ||Mental Health Commission (MHC)|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Description: ||The Mental Health Commission produced a report on the administration of ECT for the first time in 2008. We intend to produce this report on an annual basis and are therefore pleased to present the second report in this series: The Administration of Electro-convulsive Therapy in Approved Centres: Activity Report 2009. The report uses data provided to the Commission by approved centres in accordance with the Rules (2006) and Code of Practice (2008) Governing the use of Electro-convulsive Therapy1, which regulate the administration of ECT in approved centres.
The report aims to provide a picture of the administration of ECT nationally, regionally and in individual services in 2009. Approved centres should use the data presented in these annual reports to inform the quality improvement process in mental health services. This in turn should assist services to achieve compliance with Standard 8.3 of the Quality Framework for Mental Health Services - Corporate governance underpins the management and delivery of the mental health service.
Some changes have been made to the report format this year. We present data for each of the HSE super catchment areas and show data for the national intellectual disability service, child & adolescent approved centres and approved centres in the independent sector. We also compare data for 2009 with data collected in 2008. Care should be taken when interpreting changes in the administration of ECT from 2008 to 2009 as the time period is very short and it is not possible to elicit any trends.|
|Keywords: ||MENTAL HEALTH|
|Local subject classification: ||ELECTRO-CONVULSIVE THERAPY|
|Appears in Collections: ||Mental Health Commission (MHC)|
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