The third annual report of the English Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme is now available
It presents information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities aged 4 years and over notified to the programme from 1 July, 2016 – 31 December, 2018
Key findings include:
- The proportion of people with learning disabilities dying in hospital is higher (62%) than in the general population (46%).
- Almost a half (48%) of deaths reviewed in 2018 received care that the reviewer felt met or exceeded good practice, slightly more than the 44% in the 2017 report.
- The proportion of deaths notified from people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups was lower (10%), than that from the population in England as a whole (14%). However, children and young people from BAME groups were over-represented in deaths of people with learning disabilities.
» Click here to view the full Learning Disability Mortality Review- Annual Report
» Click here to view the easy-read version of the Learning Disability Mortality Review- Annual Report
» Click here for the NHS England- Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme: Action from Learning