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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.

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Our news section dates from January 2016.

24 May, 2024

Time to act on our promises to reform

15 May, 2024

Local visit reports again highlight the impact of staff shortages and lack of investment

2 May, 2024

Missed opportunities - an investigation into the death of Mrs F

29 Apr, 2024

Families must be involved by mental health services

17 Apr, 2024

"Staff make a massive difference" - Commission publishes latest local visit reports

20 Mar, 2024

Commission's latest visit reports highlight significant positive impact from previous recommendations

27 Feb, 2024

Concerns over use of compulsory treatment orders for mental ill health in the community

21 Feb, 2024

Commission's latest visit reports highlight the importance of involving individuals, their families and carers in planning person-centred care

25 Jan, 2024

Failed by the systems and structures put in place to protect him – investigation into the care and treatment of Mr E