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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.

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

20 May, 2021

Moves from hospitals to care homes during the pandemic – new report finds wider concerns over adherence to the law

19 May, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 19 May 2021

21 Apr, 2021

Commission publishes new local visit report - 21 April 2021

24 Mar, 2021

Coronavirus – Mental Welfare Commission advice for people using services and their family/carers (version 6, updated 23 March 2021)

23 Mar, 2021

Webinars on rights-based care

19 Mar, 2021

Covid-19 Mental Welfare Commission Advice Note, version 24 (19 March 2021)