The NHS has reported people with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. They need to understand why so that they can make a difference to people’s lives.
One of the ways they are finding out this information is by looking at the cause of death of someone with a learning disability. The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership have set up a program called LeDeR. LeDeR stands for Learning Disabilities Mortality Review.
This is a very heavy subject but it is an important one. LeDeR gets all their information from families who have lost a loved one. By notifying LeDer of a death it helps the researcher to understand more of why it happened and what health care providers could change in the future if it was preventable.
For more information on LeDeR click here
To view the LeDeR report click here