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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@mwcscot.org.uk.

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Our news section dates from January 2016.

29 May, 2020

Mental Health Act Review – Mental Welfare Commission response

28 May, 2020

Covid-19 Mental Welfare Commission Advice Note, version 9 (27 May 2020)

20 May, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 20 May 2020

19 May, 2020

New Chief Executive for the Mental Welfare Commission

6 May, 2020

Coronavirus – Mental Welfare Commission advice for people using services and their family/carers (version 2, updated 6 May 2020)

16 Apr, 2020

Older people's functional mental health wards in hospitals - new report

15 Apr, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 15 April 2020

2 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus emergency legislation – Mental Welfare Commission role

2 Apr, 2020

Commission Position Statement on Role and Responsibility in relation to coronavirus