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The Scottish Government: Planning and Collaboration SLWG concluded it's work in January 2023.

A copy of the final report on the options appraisal exercise that was undertaken is now available.

In March 2019, the Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services in Scotland was set up to examine the delivery of forensic mental health services, recognising the changes that had happened over time. A final report was published in February 2021.

Following the Independent Review into the Delivery of Forensic Mental Health Services, the Scottish Government established a short life working group(SLWG), including key stakeholders, to propose changes to improve support for planning, collaboration and improvement of forensic mental health services in Scotland.

The overall aim of the SLWG was to enable the best services possible for people who find themselves in receipt of forensic mental health care. Their work is an attempt to review and propose a redesign of the planning and governance of the delivery of the healthcare component of forensic mental health services within the wider health and social care landscape.

The group held its final meeting on 24 January 2023. A report setting out the results of the options appraisal exercise for recommendation has now been made available – please see link below for more information.

As noted within the Final report any suggestions or comments in relation to the forensic mental health definition should be directed to the SG Forensic Mental Health Reform Team

Options Appraisal Report 2023