Review of homicides by people with recent contact with NHSScotland mental health and learning disability services

Closed 17 Nov 2017

Opened 24 Aug 2017

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A consultation on a proposed process for the review of homicides by individuals with recent contact with mental health services.

Why we are consulting

In 2015, the Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, asked the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland to review how homicides, by people who are users of mental health or learning disability services, are investigated.

A final report was submitted by the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland in November 2016. The report proposes building on the existing systems of review of investigations undertaken by both Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland.

The consultation seeks views on that proposal.

Download the consultation paper.

What happens next

We will consider all responses to this consultation and publish a report in Summer 2017.


  • Health and Social Care
  • Law and Order