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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

RCPsych in Scotland responds to Mental Welfare Commission report

Embargoed until 11 August 2011

The Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland welcomes the launch today of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland report, Not Properly Authorised, on compliance with part 16 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. 

The College is involved in the design of training for psychiatrists approved under the Act and the content of this training is regularly reviewed. We will ensure both initial and refresher training gives due emphasis to the safeguards under part 16 of the Act as this report recommends. We will continue to work closely with the training provider and Health Boards across Scotland to ensure high professional standards are maintained.


For further information, please contact:
Kathy Oxtoby or Deborah Hart in the Communications Department.

Telephone: 0203 701 2544 or 0203 701 2538

 

References:

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published its report, 'Not Properly Authorised' on 11 August 2011: http://www.mwcscot.org.uk/mwc_home/home.asp

 

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