Homepage Publications


We produce a range of publications, for professionals, people with mental ill health and families/carers. You can download them from our website. We have copies of some materials – contact us to enquire.


Out of NHS area placements

7 Sep, 2023 | .pdf, 2.3 MB

This report examined placements of people from Scotland with mental ill health or learning disability outwith their NHS health board area.


Cross-border transfers, cross-border absconding and cross-border visits under mental health law

18 Jun, 2021 | .pdf, 1.1 MB

A guidance factsheet for practitioners on legislation and regulations relating to cross border issues.


Transfers and section 47 of the Adults with Incapacity Act

6 Aug, 2020 | .pdf, 878.2 KB

A reminder about transfers to hospital under the Adults with Incapacity Act.


Response to Consultation on Cross Border Transfers and Absconding Patients

10 Oct, 2016 | .pdf, 35.4 KB

The Mental Welfare Commission's response to the Scottish Government's consultation on changes in regulations related to cross border transfers and absconding patients as a result of provisions in the 2015 Act.