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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 Connected Scotland: Tackling Social Isolation

               and loneliness and building stronger connections



27 April

                         Adults with Incapacity Reform



30 April

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Consultation Responses









  • Mental Health (Scotland) Bill
  • Written Evidence to the Health and Sport Committee on the Draft Bill on Assisted Dying
  • Written Evidence to the Health and Sport Committee on the Draft Mental Health (Scotland ) Bill
  • Written Evidence to the Health and Sport Committee on Health Inequalities and Early Years
  • Labour Party Health Inequalities Consultation
  • Consultation on Proposals to Reform Fatal Accident Enquiry Legislation
  • Early Years Workforce Consultation.


  • 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 Against Excessive Security (Section 268 appeals)
  • Consultation on College of Emergency Medicine Guidance: Consent, Capacity and Restraint of Adults, Adolescents and Children 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 amended
  • Dementia Standards
  • Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011 - Consultation on Secondary Legislation
  • Health Committee call for evidence on Minimum Pricing
  • Functional Neurological Symptoms Report

For a copy of any of the consultations, please contact RCPsych in Scotland office on 0131 220 2910 or email




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