Essex rTMS is a private health service provided by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) and is currently the only rTMS service in the county of Essex. The course of treatment is delivered by our consultant psychiatrists and specialist nurses. Our rTMS Clinic is conveniently located in Brentwood with its excellent transport links from London, other parts of Essex and the Home Counties.
What is rTMS?
rTMS is repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. It is a very effective, non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatment for depression. There are no side effects and no need for an anaesthetic during this treatment.
It is delivered by generating a magnetic field focused over an area of brain thought to play a role in mood regulation. The magnetic field is generated by a coil placed over the scalp and the magnetic pulses pass easily and painlessly through the skull to stimulate areas of the brain. rTMS is known to be well tolerated and is an effective treatment for patients who have not responded to standard pharmacological and psychological treatments.
It is approved by NICE for depression nice.org.uk and there is growing evidence for other mental disorders.
Who are EPUT?
Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is proud to be the sole provider of this ground-breaking, effective service in Essex.
We have a proven track record of providing first-rate mental health services. EPUT was formed on 1 April 2017 following the merger of North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (NEP) and South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT).
We are registered with the CQC and our clinical practice is regulated by NHS governance policies, procedures and standards.