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Response to the Confidential Inquiry into learning disability

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The Department of Health’s response to the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities and the Six Lives Progress Report on Healthcare for People with Learning Disabilities has shown that far more needs to be done across health and care services to improve the treatment that people with learning disabilities receive.

Care and Support Minister, Norman Lamb was clear it is not good enough that people with learning disabilities are at a greater risk of dying earlier due to poor healthcare.  While the reports show some improvements have been made, people with learning disabilities are still experiencing poor care, and face unacceptable inequalities in health and social care.

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Information supplied by: Sally Kenny, Policy Communications.

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  1. Comment by Bill Norman posted on

    Why has this only been sent as an alert on 6 August when the response came out 12 July ?

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      Comment by Sally Kenny, Policy Communications posted on

      Thanks Bill, this is our new blog on social care, following the Department of Health’s move to the GOV.UK website. The response to the confidential inquiry into learning disability was publicised on as a press release on 12 July. Unfortunately, the blogging platform was not available then. We are publishing some important news stories from the past month, so they are on the site as a record and so we can link to them from a social care email news round-up. Blog posts will now be timely as we’ve caught up with the backlog!

  2. Comment by Philip Bannister posted on

    The report. I am confident will remind health practitioners that , health pathways, passporting at a and e and awareness training for Health and social care workers. Is an essential part of the approach to routine and Emergency treatment of people's with learning disability. The point of contact health care is critical factor in improving life expectancy .