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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.

20 Dec, 2021

Consultation on investigating deaths during compulsory treatment/care: online events

16 Dec, 2021

New guide on patients’ rights to appeal against excessive security

14 Dec, 2021

Working through the pandemic – Mental Welfare Commission annual report for 2020-21

8 Dec, 2021

New consultation – investigating deaths during compulsory care and treatment under mental health laws in Scotland

6 Dec, 2021

New surveys for professionals about dual diagnosis of mental ill health and alcohol or drug use

3 Dec, 2021

Please give us your views - new surveys for individuals and carers about dual diagnosis of mental ill health and alcohol or drug use

25 Nov, 2021

Rising numbers of guardianship orders slowed by the pandemic

17 Nov, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 17 November 2021

29 Oct, 2021

Fall in admissions of young people to non-specialist mental health wards during pandemic