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My role in the review of forensic mental health services

Mental Health Practice asks Derek Barron about his role as chair of a forensic mental health services review in Scotland
Derek Barron

A Q&A with the chair of the review of forensic mental health services in Scotland

  • Mental health nurse Derek Barron is chairing a review of forensic mental health services in Scotland
  • It covers inpatient settings, high-, medium-and low-secure settings, community services, prisons and police custody
  • The voices of those with lived experience and those of their family and carers will form a critical part of the review

Mental Health Practice asks Derek Barron, director of care at Erskine, a charity for ex-service personnel and their spouses, about the review and his role.

• What will you be doing? In March, minister for mental health Clare Haughey announced a review of forensic mental health services in Scotland and asked me to chair it. I will be doing this one day per week while ensuring residents and staff

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