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The Sheffield Connection

Sheffield's central location within the UK and the city region's population of over 1.3m provides a base from which we can address mental health locally and across the nation.

The link with Sheffield has further significance, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) was invented in Sheffield by Professor Tony Barker.  Tony first studied engineering before completing a Ph.D. in Medical Electronics, (both at the University of Sheffield).   He worked as a physicist and then as a Consultant Clinical Scientist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, as well as lecturing and researching at the University.

More than 3000 papers have arisen from Prof. Barker’s original work on Magnetic Nerve Stimulation (MNS) at Sheffield University. One of the most popular applications of MNS is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

The development and manufacture of TMS equipment is now a global phenomenon and clinicians are using TMS in many countries.  One manufacturer estimated that over 40,000 people have been treated with their equipment alone in the USA.  

TranQuality treats people throughout the UK, and the company’s HQ is in Sheffield … where it all began.

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