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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.

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

21 Sep, 2023

Investigation into the death of Mr D - a young man who died in hospital while being treated for mental ill health

20 Sep, 2023

Commission publishes 12 new local visit reports

7 Sep, 2023

Out of NHS area placements – new report finds positive patient experience of care, concerns over discharge planning, and lack of oversight of costs

23 Aug, 2023

From shared ambition to delivery – Mental Welfare Commission calls for collaborative action

16 Aug, 2023

Commission highlights impact of ward environments in latest visit reports