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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.

We cannot respond to out of hours enquiries. If you email us, we will respond to you during normal working hours.

Our news section dates from January 2016.

29 May, 2020

Mental Health Act Review – Mental Welfare Commission response

20 May, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 20 May 2020

19 May, 2020

New Chief Executive for the Mental Welfare Commission

16 Apr, 2020

Older people's functional mental health wards in hospitals - new report

15 Apr, 2020

Commission publishes new local visit reports - 15 April 2020

2 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus emergency legislation – Mental Welfare Commission role

2 Apr, 2020

Commission Position Statement on Role and Responsibility in relation to coronavirus

31 Mar, 2020

Mental Welfare Commission response to coronavirus emergency legislation

24 Mar, 2020

Mental Welfare Commission - coronavirus response (updated 24 March)