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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.

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Our news section dates from January 2016.

16 Aug, 2018

New report - Police Scotland’s use of Place of Safety Orders for people with mental distress

28 Jun, 2018

Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for Scotland’s learning disability patients

23 May, 2018

Dementia in Scotland's community hospitals - New report

30 Apr, 2018

Reform of the Adults with Incapacity Act - Consultation response

13 Mar, 2018

The Right to Advocacy - A review of advocacy planning across Scotland

1 Nov, 2017

More discussion needed on illnesses that are less well known

31 Oct, 2017

Guardianship orders rise by 12.5% in a year in Scotland

18 Oct, 2017

Further drop in number of young people with mental illness being treated in non-specialist wards

18 Oct, 2017

New figures show Scotland has highest rates of compulsory mental health treatment in 15 years