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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.

24 Mar, 2021

Coronavirus – Mental Welfare Commission advice for people using services and their family/carers (version 6, updated 23 March 2021)

23 Mar, 2021

Webinars on rights-based care

19 Mar, 2021

Covid-19 Mental Welfare Commission Advice Note, version 24 (19 March 2021)

18 Feb, 2021

Adult Protection - See Something, Say Something

17 Feb, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 February 2021

20 Jan, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 20 January 2021

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