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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.

22 Jun, 2022

Commission updates guidance for local authorities supervising private welfare guardians and welfare powers of attorney

16 Jun, 2022

Continuity and change, but always putting the individual first

15 Jun, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 15 June 2022

10 Jun, 2022

Compulsory treatment for mental ill health in Scotland – an analysis to inform future law reform

7 Jun, 2022

Scotland’s Mental Health Law Review – the Mental Welfare Commission response

18 May, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 18 May 2022

28 Apr, 2022

Mental health services in Scotland’s prisons - urgent action needed

20 Apr, 2022

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 20 April 2022

16 Mar, 2022

Commission publishes 14 local visit reports - 16 March 2022