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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.

We cannot respond to out of hours enquiries. If you email us, we will respond to you during normal working hours.

Our news section dates from January 2016.

16 Aug, 2023

Commission highlights impact of ward environments in latest visit reports

3 Aug, 2023

Investigation into the care and treatment of AB

20 Jul, 2023

Closure report: mental health in Scotland's prisons in 2021

19 Jul, 2023

New reports on mental health wards and units across Scotland – positive on staff; calls for more patient involvement and activity

28 Jun, 2023

Scottish Mental Health Law Review, Scottish Government response

21 Jun, 2023

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 21 June 2023

8 Jun, 2023

New learning site launched on Scotland’s adults with incapacity law

16 May, 2023

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 May 2023

11 May, 2023

Mental Welfare Commission - the next three years