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Keep up to date with the latest news from the Mental Welfare Commission.

Find out about our most recent investigations, reports on hospital visits and the latest advice on mental health and adults with incapacity law.

For media enquiries about any of the issues we work on, please contact our communications team at mwc.communications@nhs.scot.

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Our news section dates from January 2016.

17 Apr, 2024

"Staff make a massive difference" - Commission publishes latest local visit reports

20 Mar, 2024

Commission's latest visit reports highlight significant positive impact from previous recommendations

27 Feb, 2024

Concerns over use of compulsory treatment orders for mental ill health in the community

21 Feb, 2024

Commission's latest visit reports highlight the importance of involving individuals, their families and carers in planning person-centred care

25 Jan, 2024

Failed by the systems and structures put in place to protect him – investigation into the care and treatment of Mr E

17 Jan, 2024

Commission’s latest visit reports highlight importance of regular reviews in care settings

20 Dec, 2023

Mental Welfare Commission looking to build on good practice in 2024 for the care and treatment for people with mental ill health - standards of care should be more consistent

7 Dec, 2023

Almost 18,000 Scots living with welfare guardianship orders– highest ever level

29 Nov, 2023

Investigation into the care and treatment of GH - homicide by a person in contact with mental health services