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NALNECT: who we are and what we do

Kara Hannigan outlines the work of the national organisation for nurses working in ECT

Working as a mental health nurse in ECT provides opportunities to see people with the most profound of depressions improve and return to enjoying life, work and family.

It is also exciting to be part of a speciality within mental health services where nurses lead interprofessional teams in providing high-quality care, and to proudly develop careers in a service that even among our mental health colleagues is poorly understood. Nurses working in ECT can help to educate the public and other health and social care professionals, and ensure that ECT remains an important treatment option within modern mental health services.

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The August/September issue of MHN is a special themed edition on ECT, including: - The history and use of ECT in modern practice • Service user views • Using recovery staff in ECT anaesthesia • Student perspectives on ECT • The National Association for Lead Nurses in ECT • Interview with an ECT lead nurse • Organising a Twitter chat on ECT