LeDeR Learning Events 2021/2022
The Humber LeDeR Steering Group and the Transforming Care Programme have been working together to develop a series of virtual learning events, to discuss learning outcomes related to LeDeR and the Transforming Care workstreams.
The first event was held in November 2021 with many in attendance from around the Humber. These events will allow the Transforming Care Programme to demonstrate the work that we are undertaking with people who have a Learning Disability, their family and carers.
Learning Disability Mortality (death) Review programme
People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people and may face barriers to accessing health and care to keep them healthy. Too many people with a learning disability are dying earlier than they should, many from things which could have been treated or prevented.
The learning from deaths of people with a learning disability (LeDeR) programme was set up as a service improvement programme to look at why people are dying and what we can do to change services locally and nationally to improve the health of people with a learning disability and reduce health inequalities. By finding out more about why people died we can understand what needs to be changed to make a difference to people’s lives.
In a LeDeR review, someone who is trained to carry out reviews, usually someone who is clinical or has a social work background, looks at the person’s life and the circumstances that led up to their death and from the information they have makes recommendations to the local commissioning system about changes that could be made locally to help improve services for other people with a learning disability locally. They look at the GP's records and social care and hospital records (if relevant) and speak to family members about the person who has died to find out more about them and their life experiences.
Visit the NHS England website for more information about the LeDeR programme.
You can find our LeDeR Annual Report on our Publications page.