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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.

16 Sep, 2021

Living with alcohol related brain damage in Scotland – new report

15 Sep, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 15 September 2021

24 Aug, 2021

NPM report on Scotland’s progress in the prevention of ill-treatment in places of detention

18 Aug, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 18 August 2021

29 Jul, 2021

Rising numbers, falling safeguards - new report shows a rise in numbers of people being detained for mental health care during the pandemic

21 Jul, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 21 July 2021

15 Jul, 2021

Mental Welfare Commission publishes two reports for consideration by the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

8 Jul, 2021

Women with mental ill health in prison in Scotland – new report finds further concerns, and calls for major change

16 Jun, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 16 June 2021