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Good practice

The best care and treatment of people with mental illness, learning disability, dementia and related conditions is not always straight forward. Every individual and every situation is different.

We work with professionals, people who receive care and treatment, and carers to produce guidance on the best practice in tricky areas of mental health and incapacity law.

All of our guidance is based on real experience and provides practical advice on putting the principles of mental health law into practice.

Introducing the ICD-11

Introduction of an updated diagnostic classification system for mental health and intellectual disability services in Scotland: ICD-11

From 1 November 2022, healthcare professionals and services in Scotland have been using an updated version of the diagnostic classification system, known as the ICD-11