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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.

17 Jan, 2024

Commission’s latest visit reports highlight importance of regular reviews in care settings

20 Dec, 2023

Mental Welfare Commission looking to build on good practice in 2024 for the care and treatment for people with mental ill health - standards of care should be more consistent

7 Dec, 2023

Almost 18,000 Scots living with welfare guardianship orders– highest ever level

29 Nov, 2023

Investigation into the care and treatment of GH - homicide by a person in contact with mental health services

15 Nov, 2023

First visit to a community mental health service in our latest local visit reports

2 Nov, 2023

Fewer young people admitted to adult wards for mental health treatment in Scotland

31 Oct, 2023

Mental Welfare Commission annual report 2022-23 – wide range of work from the Commission, continued concerns over staffing pressures in services

18 Oct, 2023

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 18 October 2023

12 Oct, 2023

Rising number of detentions for mental ill health in Scotland, falling safeguards