Date lodged: 8 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many people have received electroconvulsive therapy in each year since 2007.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 20 September 2016
Information on electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is available in the annual reports published by the Scottish ECT Accreditation Network (SEAN) http://www.sean.org.uk/AuditReport/Main.html.
These reports summarise data that have been collected from an electronic care pathway installed in all ECT treatment clinics in Scotland. Data are collected on every aspect of patient care, including the number of patients, episodes and treatments relating to ECT to ensure compliance with SEAN standards.