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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 19 June 2024

Publication date: 19 Jun, 2024

The Mental Welfare Commission today published 13 new reports following visits to mental health and learning disability services and a community custody centre in Scotland.

Every year the Commission visits around 100 wards and units for people with mental ill health, learning disability, dementia or related conditions in Scotland. From this year, these visits are being extended to community mental health teams.

During the visits Commission visitors talk to patients, relatives and staff, and examine records. A report is published after each visit. The Commission expects a response to each of its recommendations within three months of the reports being published.

Today’s reports highlight positive findings, aspects of care and treatment where we think the service could do better, and making recommendations for change where necessary.

Claire Lamza, executive director (nursing), Mental Welfare Commission, said:

“Our reports this month emphasise once more how important it is that individuals, their families and carers are actively engaged in planning person-centred care. We continue to highlight the importance of consistent, detailed record-keeping and regular audits to ensure that all care and treatment is appropriately authorised and meets people's needs.

“We have also seen examples of good practice, of improvements made in response to our recommendations, and examples where staff have been proactive in seeking change and improvement.”

The reports are for: