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can i get ECT from a gp referal or can they refuse me the treatment

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can i get ECT from a gp referal or can they refuse me the treatment of my choice after years of hell with anxiety bipolar ocd??
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

No you cannot get a referral from your gp for ect. You would need a referral to a mental health clinic. You do have the choice of what clinic to attend. So go to one that has a psychiatrist who does ect.

Dr. K. :

Here are the guidelines for what you legally can choose under the nhs system

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https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/299609/2014-15_Choice_Framework.pdf

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