Ketamine-ECT study Service User Group, University of Manchester

Group type: 2. Project-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Jo Lowe (Chair of group and study project manager)

Email address:

Telephone: 0161 275 1727


The University of Manchester

Room G800

Stopford Building

Oxford Road


M13 9PT

Remit of the group

The group is made up of service users from the north-west of England; it has six members.  The group provides input into the research project, led by The University of Manchester, which is a clinical trial titled, Ketamine augmentation of ECT to improve outcomes in depression’.  The group have provided input into patient information materials, into the recruitment process, into exclusion criteria and participated in Research Assistant training.  Some members of the group are also due to carry out some ‘bolt-on’ research, which will be a survey with participants of the main study asking about their experiences of ECT and the research.

Frequency of meetings

When needed – no particular frequency.  The group have met four times during the study, plus RA training and additional meetings about the bolt-on survey.

Who can consult the group?

This group has been convened solely for providing input into the Ketamine-ECT study.


None for the group; study website is


None as yet, but there will be a report when the survey is completed

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