Independent Forensic Mental Health Review: interim report

This interim report describes the evidence gathered during the review’s consultation phase. A summary and easy read version are also available.

Annex B: Responses to call for evidence

The review received 103 responses to its call for evidence.

Fifty six organisations provided a written response:

1. Allied Health Professions Directors Group

2. Borders Health and Social Care Partnership

3. Care Inspectorate

4. Carers Trust Scotland

5. Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice

6. Circles Advocacy

7. Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal's Office

8. Deaf Scotland

9. Families Outside

10. Forensic Network

11. Friends and Family Conference 2019 Delegates

12. Healthcare Improvement Scotland

13. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland

14. Mental Welfare Commission

15. National Police Care Network

16. National Prison Care Network

17. NHS Ayrshire and Arran

18. NHS Dumfries and Galloway

19. NHS Eileanan Siar/ Western Isles

20. NHS Fife

21. NHS Forth Valley

22. NHS Forth Valley Disability Services

23. NHS Grampian

24. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

25. NHS Highland

26. NHS Lanarkshire

27. NHS Lothian

28. NHS Lothian Forensic Community Mental Health Team

29. NHS National Services Scotland

30. NHS Orkney

31. NHS Scotland Acquired Brain Injury Network NHS Shetland

32. NHS Tayside

33. Orchard Clinic Psychology Department

34. Police Scotland

35. Patients Advocacy Service

36. Parole Board for Scotland

37. Partners in Advocacy

38. Rohallion Users Group

39. Royal Edinburgh Hospital Patients Council

40. Royal College of Nursing

41. Royal College of Psychiatrists

42. Scottish Appropriate Adult Network

43. Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

44. Scottish Court and Tribunal Service

45. Scottish Group of Forensic Clinical Psychologists

46. Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

47. Senators of the College of Justice

48. Sheriffs Principal

49. Social Work Scotland Mental Health Sub-Committee

50. Support in Mind Scotland

51. Speech and Language Therapists working in Forensic Mental Health Services

52. The State Hospitals Board for Scotland

53. The State Hospital Medical Advisory Service

54. Volunteer Edinburgh

55. VOX

The review received 47 responses from individuals either in writing or over the phone It received:

  • 14 from people with lived experience of receiving forensic mental health services.
  • 15 from family and friends supporting someone who had received, was receiving or who they felt should be receiving forensic mental health services.
  • 15 from people working in forensic mental health services.
  • 3 from people with another interest in forensic mental health services.



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