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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.

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.

11 Oct, 2019

Commission calls for action on human rights failings in Scotland’s prisons and in police custody

10 Oct, 2019

The use of seclusion in caring for people with mental illness or learning disability – new guide

3 Oct, 2019

Capacity consent and compulsion for young people with borderline personality disorder

18 Sep, 2019

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 18 September 2019

12 Sep, 2019

Investigation into a delayed discharge - Ms ST

21 Aug, 2019

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 21 August 2019

20 Aug, 2019

Person centred care plans - new guide for mental health and learning disability services

13 Aug, 2019

New website for the Mental Welfare Commission

7 Aug, 2019

Vacancy for Executive Director (Medical)