Oaktree rTMS & GMC Workshop with Royal College of Psychiatrists, 9th June 2017

rTMS is an effective, pain free physical treatment for depression and many other mental health issues. This workshop will help improve knowledge about TMS amongst professionals.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is a treatment for adult patients with Clinical Depression and many other psychiatric disorders. It is effective, pain free and with few or no side effects. NICE has recently approved magnetic treatment for depression and is gaining in popularity in USA, Australia and the rest of Europe but not so much in the UK. This is a grand step towards neuromodulation and physical interventions in clinical mainstream psychiatry.

We have organised a workshop where professionals could not only refresh their knowledge about the latest research about efficacy of rTMS but also about the practicalities of working with the TMS equipment. The workshop is relevant for GPs, Psychiatrists, nurses and other mental health professionals who would like to know more about this groundbreaking and effective treatment. It is in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

The programme is as follows:

 09.15 – 10.15 – Overview of GMC complaints data and investigation process

10.15 – 11.15 – Revalidation update and reflection in the appraisal process

11.15 – 12.00 – Responding to complaints/the professional duty of candour

12.00- 12.45- Lunch

12.45- 1.30– Practicalities of rTMS treatment, Mr Andy Dixon, Technical representative from TMS equipment manufacturers

1.30- 2.15– Mechanism of Action of rTMS, Dr Meetu Singh, General Adult Psychiatrist & Director, Oaktree Clinic

2.15- 3.15– Research Evidence of efficacy of rTMS in depression and anxiety disorders, Dr Alex Kerr O’ Neill, Medical Director, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHSFT

3.15- 3.30- Tea and refreshments

3.30- 4.15– Evidence for efficacy of rTMS in Pain, Parkinson’s, Eating Disorders, TBA

4.15. 4.30– Conclusion and Discussion

We will have parking at the back of the building and will provide lunch & refreshments.

The cost is £75 which includes lunch and refreshments. Parking is available at the back of the building.

To book your place, contact Dawn Luck on 0121 314 0330 or by email:


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