The Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (also know as LeDeR) has been set up to drive improvement in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities (LD) by looking at why people with learning disabilities typically die much earlier than average. The programme has been commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England and is being led by the University of Bristol's Norah Fry Research Centre.
Through local and national retrospective reviews of deaths, health and social care professionals, and policy makers, will be supported to understand causes of death and amenable factors contributing to the overall burden of excess premature mortality for people with learning disabilities. The programme will identify variation and best practice and assess the impact of service change leading to the identification of key recommendations for improvement.
The National Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme will work with other agencies such as the Learning Disability Public Health Observatory and the Transforming Care (Winterbourne View) Improvement Programme to reduce such health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.
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