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

RCPsych in Scotland


Current Consultations

Consultation Title




A Consultation on draft proposals for a Mental Health (Scotland) Bill Scottish Government Consultation Questions

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Comments should be sent to Karen Addie


Carers Legislation  - Consultation on Proposals Scottish Government Consultation Paper Monday 7 April 2014
Planning and Imporovements for disabled pupils' access to education Scottish Government Consultation Paper Monday 24 March 201
Extending the Rights of Children with Capacity Under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (As Ammended) and Repealing Section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 Scottish Government Consultation Paper Monday 24 March 2014
Application to Provide NHS Pharmaceutical Services. A Consultation on the Control of Entry Arrangements and Dispensing GP Practices. Scottish Government Consultation Paper Monday 17 February 2014

Consultation Responses


  • Written Evidence to the Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament on the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Bill
  • Consultation on the Proposed Merging of the Scottish Tribunals Service and the Scottish Court Service
  • Review of Working Longer in the NHS
  • Mental Health (Scotland) Act Appeals Agains Excessive Security (Section 268 appeals)
  • Consultation on College of Emergency Medecine Guidance: Consent, Capacity and Restraint of Adults, Adolescents and Choldren in Emergency Departments
  • When patients should be seen by a psychiatrist
  • Extending Blue Badge Scheme to those who because of mental disorder have no awareness of danger from traffic
  • Consultation on the Delegation of Functions in Relation to the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000



  • Delegation of Local Authority Functions: Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

  • Engagement Paper on Prevention of Suicide and Self-Harm

  • CRII8 Liaison psychiatry for every acute hospital: integrated mental and physical healthcare

  • Shifting the Culture, Proposal for a Member's Bill to bring forward measures to help change alcohol culture in Scotland

  • Consultation on the Scottish Government's Proposal for a New Tribunal System for Scotland
  • Social Care (Self-Directed Support) (Scotland) Bill
  • Health and Sport Committee Stage 1 Report on the Social Care (Self-Directed Support)(Scotland) Bill
  • Commission on Women Offenders Response
  • Commission on Women Offenders Final Report
  • Health and Sport Committee Call for Evidence on the Scrutiny of the Scottish Spending Review 2011 and Draft Budget 2012 - 2013
  • Consultation on Mental Health Strategy for Scotland:2011-2015
  • Improving Advocacy for Children and Young People: Principles and Minimum Standards



  • Scottish Government - Consultation on Specialist CAMHS Balanced Scorecards
  • Response to Child Protection Consultation from GMC
  • Government Equalities Office  - Age Discrimination Consultation
  • National Institute for Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) - Self Harm; Stakeholder Comments
  • Adults with Incapacity under Part 5 Section 47
  • Consultation for Advocacy Report (July 2011)
  • Written Evidence to the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee on the Enquiry into Regulation of Care for Older People
  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. Consultation on Certification of Incapacity for Medical Treatment under Part 55 Section 47
  • Consultation on the draft Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) 2011 Guidance
  • Consultation on the Draft Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) 2011 Guidance on Involving General Practitioners
  • Consultation on the single issue of whether Rule 58 of the MHTS (Practice and Procedure)(No.2) Rules 2005 should be ammended
  • Dementia Standards
  • Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 - Consultation on Secondary Legislation
  • Health Committee call for evidence on Minimum Pricing
  • Functional Neurological Symptoms Report

If anyone would like to see the reponses to any of the 2011 or 2012 consultations, please contact RCPsych in Scotland office on 0131 220 2910




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