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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:
Sarah Nevins
Press & Social Media Officer
Telephone: 020 3701 2543
Claire McLoughlin
Media & Communications Manager 
Telephone: 020 3701 2544
Out of hours contact number: 07860 755896



The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland published its report, 'Not Properly Authorised' on 11 August 2011:


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