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Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 May 2023

Publication date: 16 May, 2023

The Mental Welfare Commission today publishes nine new reports on NHS hospital wards and other facilities in Scotland.

Every year the Mental Welfare Commission visits around 100 wards and units for people with mental ill health, learning disability, dementia or related conditions in Scotland, talking to patients, relatives and staff, and examining records. A report is published after each visit. The Commission expects a response to each of its recommendations within three months of the reports being published.

Today’s reports highlight positive findings, aspects of care and treatment where we think the service could do better, and making recommendations for change where necessary.

Claire Lamza, executive director (nursing), Mental Welfare Commission, said:

“This month we found that there was variation in the quality of care and treatment across the inpatient units that we visited, with some of our reports noting a number of areas of good practice in relation to tailored treatment plans and activities and some services where staff shortages and current environmental pressures need to be recognised and addressed.

"In particular, our reports highlight the essential role that care plans have in making sure that an individual is involved, empowered and central to the creation and review of their care."

The reports are for: