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In March 2019, the Minister for Mental Health announced an Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services in Scotland. The review was chaired by Derek Barron, Director of Care at Erskine. The final report of the Independent Review is now available (26th February 2021). It contains 67 recommendations and outlines a proposed way forward for the delivery of forensic services in Scotland.

Lindsay Burley, Chair, Forensic Network and School of Forensic Mental Health notes:

“We welcome this comprehensive report which places the principles of recovery, human rights and person-centred practice at its core. As a Network, we look forward to the Scottish Government’s response and to working with colleagues across forensic mental health services to contribute to the implementation of the broad recommendations contained within the report in order to ensure holistic and high quality care for patients and their families.”


Read the final report