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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.

23 Dec, 2020

Covid-19 Mental Welfare Commission Advice Note, version 21 (23 December 2020)

22 Dec, 2020

Opening times, Christmas and New Year

17 Dec, 2020

Detentions for mental health care during the pandemic – new report

16 Dec, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit report – New Craigs Hospital, Inverness

10 Dec, 2020

Human Rights Day - Recover Better

3 Dec, 2020

Coronavirus – Mental Welfare Commission advice for people using services and their family/carers (version 5, updated 3 December 2020)

30 Nov, 2020

Mental Welfare Commission annual report 2019-20

25 Nov, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 25 November 2020

21 Oct, 2020

New report on Mental Welfare Commission visit to State Hospital Iona and Lewis wards - 21 October 2020