Care Quality Commission
National Customer Service Centre: 03000 616161
Inspects hospitals, care homes and health care services, and works to protect people receiving treatment under the Mental Health Act.
Healthcare Inspectorate Wales
029 2092 8850
The independent inspectorate and regulator of all healthcare in Wales.
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland
0131 313 8777 or
0800 389 6809
Organisation which safeguards the rights and welfare of everyone with a mental health problem in Scotland. Provides information on the law relating to treatment in Scotland.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)
Provides guidelines for treatment within the NHS, including guidance on vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).
0845 120 3778
Organisation supporting people with obsessive compulsive disorder. Provides information about neurosurgery for mental disorder as a treatment for OCD.
This information was published in May 2015. We will revise it in 2018.