ECT and rTMS services

Our electro convulsive treatment (ECT) and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) services are now also available to out-of-borough patients who have funding in place.

Both services are based within new purpose-built premises in the Woodlands Unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup, Kent. The team is led by Dr Rafael Euba, our ECT Consultant and an expert in delivering rTMS.

ECT Service

Our ECT service is accredited as excellent by ECTAS, the Royal College of Psychiatrists ECT Accreditation Service. It is well established and provides an essential treatment for patients with very severe psychiatric symptoms of depression. We continue to receive extremely positive feedback from our patients.

rTMS Service

This service was launched in January 2017 for patients with a diagnosis of treatment resistant depression. This is a new treatment, included in the NICE guidelines in 2016, for both depression and migraine treatment. At this time, we are able to provide this treatment for people with depression who are under our secondary mental health services and therefore residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. We have already seen some positive results in patients.

We are able to provide both rTMS and ECT to patients out of borough who have funding in place (approved by a local CCG or referred from a Private Psychiatrist or medical insurance scheme).

Please contact Dr Euba or Jeck Ding:
Tel: 020 3889 5168

Related Information

Woodlands Unit, Sidcup

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How to find us:

Bus routes:
160, 229, 269, 286, B14, R11

Trains:
Trains travel regularly to Sidcup station from London Charing Cross, London Bridge, Waterloo East, Cannon Street and New Cross as well as Dartford, Gravesend, Slade Green and Crayford. The hospital is about 25 minutes walk from Sidcup station or you can take a bus or taxi – bus 229 and 286 run between the hospital grounds and the train station.

Parking:
The hospital is beside the A20 Sidcup Bypass, and you should come off at Frognal Corner onto the A222. Queen Mary’s Hospital has public parking spaces with bays for people with disabilities outside each main building. Pay and display charges are made.

Address:

Woodlands Unit
Queen Mary's Hospital
Frognal Avenue
Sidcup
Kent

DA14 6LT

Public phone number:

020 3889 5168

2 Comments

I would like to know the cost of rTMS treatment for depression. How many sessions would I need? is this funded by NHS?

Thanks

Reply from Helen Jones 5/5 pm

Dear Imran

Thank you for enquiring about rTMS. We launched this service in January 2017 for patients with a diagnosis of treatment resistant depression.

This is a new treatment, included in the NICE guidelines in 2016, for both depression and migraine treatment. Each rTMS session takes about half an hour. The treatment is short but intense and you would be required to attend up to 5 sessions a week for an average of 3 to 6 weeks.

At this time, we are able to provide this treatment for people with depression who are under our Oxleas mental health services and therefore residents of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich. We are also able to provide rTMS to patients out of borough who have funding in place (approved by a local CCG or referred from a Private Psychiatrist or medical insurance scheme).

Dr Euba or Jeck Ding would be happy to talk to you about this treatment in more detail and the cost and they can be contacted on: 020 3889 5168.

We have a leaflet that you can access on our website which will provide you with some information. http://oxleas.nhs.uk/services/service/ect-and-rtms-services/

Kind regards

Helen Jones
Associate Director
Bexley Mental Health Services

Hello there,
I may have to cover the cost of TMS myself.
Can you please advise on the pricing of this treatment.
Kindest regards,

Paul

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