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Independent review into the delivery of forensic mental health services: information online

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 25th September 2019

The review terms of reference have now been published.

This is an independent review looking into how forensic mental health services are being delivered in hospitals, prisons and the community across Scotland. Forensic mental health services specialise in the assessment, treatment and risk management of people with a mental disorder who are currently undergoing, or have previously undergone, legal or court proceedings.

This review was announced in March 2019 (this link will take you away from our website) by Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health in response to new developments and changes in the delivery of these services in recent years.

It is a non-statutory review which is being carried out in line with the principles set out in Professor Alison Britton’s report, An investigative review into the process of establishing, managing and supporting independent reviews in Scotland (this link will take you away from our website).

See the terms of reference (this link will take you away from our website) for the full list of specific issues that the review has been asked to consider.

The review is expected to report by the end of June 2020.

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