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Interview with John Scott QC on the Independent Mental Health Law Review

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 26th March 2020

In this ALLIANCE Live interview, John Scott QC discusses plans for ongoing engagement by the Independent Mental Health Law Review.

ALLIANCE Live has published the second video in our series of interviews covering high profile issues with experts from across health and social care. The guest for this conversation is John Scott QC, chair of the independent review of Scotland’s mental health legislative framework.

ALLIANCE Director of Strategy and Engagement, Irene Oldfather, sat down with John to find out more about the review into Scotland’s mental health law and what plans are in place to engage with the public and gather evidence on their experiences. The interview also touches on subjects closely related to legislation around mental health including individuals’ awareness of their rights, powers of attorney and compulsory detention.

Watch the full interview on the ALLIANCE’s YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website).

The following options are available to find out how you can add your views and experience or to learn more about the Mental Health Law Review:

Twitter: @MHLRScot (this link will take you away from our website)
Facebook: Scottish Mental Health Law Review
Website: www.mentalhealthlawreview.scot (this link will take you away from our website)
E-mail: secretariat@SMHLR.scot

URGENT NOTICE: This interview was recorded prior to the outbreak of COVID-19. Due to the current situation with regards to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) all face to face engagements by the independent review have been postponed. The Independent Mental Health Law Review would encourage, where possible, for people to respond online via a digital consultation:

Respond to consultation (this link will take you away from our website).

These engagements will resume again as soon as it is possible to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact the Secretariat to arrange a meeting in advance.

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