Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

The following documentation and opinions were made available to the Committee:

A. Assessment Report prepared by The School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield and Nuffield Institute for Health, University of Leeds Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for Depressive Illness, Schizophrenia, Catatonia and Mania, May 2002

B. Professional/specialist group submissions from:

  • British Psychological Society

  • Department of Health and Welsh Assembly Government

  • Health Technology Board for Scotland

  • Hertfordshire Health Authority (now Welwyn Hatfield Primary Care Trust)

  • Mental Health Act Commission

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

  • Portsmouth City PCT

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists ECT Sub-committee

C. Patient/carer group submissions from:

  • Depression Alliance

  • ECT Anonymous

  • Long Term Medial Conditions Alliance

  • Manic Depression Fellowship

  • MIND

  • Rethink (formally the National Schizophrenia Fellowship)

  • Sane

  • UK Advocacy Network

D Expert perspectives from:

  • Dr Ian Anderson, Senior Lecturer, Adult Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Psychiatry Unit, University of Manchester

  • Andy Brogan, Clinical Executive, Bolton, Salford and Trafford Mental Health Partnership

  • Dr C John Bowley, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham City Hospital

  • Alison Faulkner, Freelance User/Consultant, Service User Research Enterprise (on behalf of MIND)

  • Pete Fleischmann, Researcher and User Involvement Consultant, Service User Research Enterprise (on behalf of MIND)

  • Dr Chris Freeman, Chair, Royal College of Psychiatrists ECT sub-Committee

  • Louise Puddephatt, Co-chair and ECT Representative, UK Advocacy Network

  • Peter Relton, Co-chair, Bradford and District Mental Health Forum (member organisation of UK Advocacy Network)

E. National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health perspective from:

  • Mr Stephen Pilling, Co-Director, National CollaboratingCentre for Mental Health