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05/12/2018 Placeholder image
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The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has today released a new good practice guide to help carers, families, and practitioners understand consent, confidentiality, and sharing of information for people with mental illness, dementia, learning disability, or other related conditions.

News, Good practice guidance
28/02/2018 Working with an interpreter (.pdf, 626KB)
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A toolkit for people who need to use interpreters in mental health and learning disability settings. Developed in partnership with the Centre for Translation & Interpreting Studies in Scotland, based at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. This guide was updated in February 2018.

Publication, Professionals, Participation, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA), Adults with Incapacity (AWI)
25/01/2018 Placeholder image
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Guidance to help mental health practitioners interpret the legal basis for treatment in line with best legal and ethical practice. This document was reviewed and updated to reflect key changes to the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015.

Publication, Consent to treatment, Good practice guidance, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)
09/11/2017 Common Concerns with Power of Attorney (.pdf, 652KB)
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The Commission has compiled this guide to assist health and social care staff faced with issues that arise from the operation of powers of attorney. This document was reviewed and updated in November 2017 to reflect key changes to the Mental Health Act implemented on 30 June 2017.

Publication, Good practice guidance, Power of attorney, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)
11/09/2017 Advance statements (.pdf, 317KB)
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Our guide to making and witnessing advance statements. This document was reviewed and updated in June 2017 to reflect key changes to the Mental Health Act implemented on 30 June 2017.

Publication, Professionals, Consent to treatment, Detention, Good practice guidance, Mental Health Act (MHA), Advance statements
01/09/2017 Working with Independent Advocates (.pdf, 644KB)
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In the course of our work, people have told us of their concerns about involvement of advocacy. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. This version replaces the previous 2015 version.

Publication, Advocacy, Good practice guidance
22/08/2017 Guardianship  Checklist (.pdf, 17KB)
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This checklist can be used in most circumstances when a person who lacks some capacity is admitted to a residential unit or care home under guardianship.

Forms, Professionals, Guardianship, Good practice guidance, Care home, Adults with Incapacity (AWI)
26/06/2017 SIDMA and eating disorder guide (.pdf, 209KB)
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Our guidance on significantly impaired decision making ability (SIDMA) and individuals with eating disorders. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. We found no changes were required. (Hard copy available)

Publication, Good practice guidance, Consent to treatment, Eating disorder
23/06/2017 Placeholder image
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This guidance looks at best practice in responding to incidents of violence in learning disability and mental health settings. This document was reviewed in Spring 2017 in light of changes to the Mental Health Act. The previous title of this publication was 'Zero Tolerance: Responding to violence in mental health or learning disability care settings'.

Publication, Good practice guidance
24/05/2017 Human Rights in Mental Health Services (.pdf, 30KB)
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This guide explains how and where human rights impact on mental health care delivery, and how staff can best ensure that the key rights are respected and promoted. It is intended to be both a reference guide and an improvement resource.

Publication, Good practice guidance, Human rights

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