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Policy and research

Part of our role is to use our unique overview of mental health and learning disability services to help Scottish Ministers and service managers shape policy. Some of the ways we do this include engaging with people who use services and their carers, publishing policy and research reports and responding to public consultations.

We have called for government to update Scotland's legislation on mental health and adults with incapacity, and have published our views. We welcome Ministers' commitment to taking this forward, and seek to engage closely as plans develop. By engaging locally and nationally, we aim to provide informed opinion.


Responding to consultations is one of  the ways we use our unique overview of mental health, dementia and learning disability services in Scotland. 
We also, from time to time, carry out our own consultations, to help inform our own work.

We also from time to time carry out our own consultations with stakeholders.