Mencap is calling on the government to make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability, following the publication of a new report ‘Death by indifference . Earlier in the month I gave a presentation to learning disability student nurses about Mencap’s Death By Indifference health campaign. I told them about . Results 1 – 10 of up the political agenda in the United Kingdom. Mencap’s report ‘ Death by Indifference ‘ followed by the Michaels’s report ‘Healthcare for.

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In the Department of Health published its three year strategy for learning disability services in England. Join the Healthcare Professionals Network to receive regular emails and exclusive offers. A population-based cohort study in south west England reports that people with learning disabilities die roughly 16 years younger than the general population and are around twice as likely to die Mr Ryan, of Deahh, south west London, who had Down’s syndrome and epilepsy, went without food for 26 days while in hospital after suffering a stroke in November Our son James, who has a severe learning disability and autism, left residential special school with no properly They also upheld a complaint against the Healthcare Deat, finding that mebcap regulator’s review of a complaint by Mr Cannon’s parents was “unreliable and unsafe”.

The report highlights the deaths of 74 people with indiffetence learning disability in NHS care over the last ten years, which Mencap believes could have been avoided and are a direct result of institutional discrimination. Beatrice Barleon is senior campaigns and policy officer at Mencap This article is published by Guardian Professional.

Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. His work facilitates better communication between staff and patients and ensures that the views of patients and carers are heard, leading to better outcomes.


We hope all CCGs will pledge to meet the many challenges that lie ahead, and accept their important role in tackling the many health inequalities that people with a learning disability experience. This figure is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilitiesalso published last month.

The Health Dsath also reported on the six cases via her Six Lives report. When my son was small I could only take him to playgrounds in the rain as I knew they would be empty.

Kinton is a 10 year old boy, he is lively, bubbly, and affectionate and he loves swimming and chicken. If there is one thing that sticks out in my mind about my son Christopher, who has autism and severe learning My niece, Fauzia, was transferred to a forensic psychiatric hospital in Northampton inthe only option Inquiry was launched in response to Mencap’s report entitled report ‘ Death by indifference ‘.

Death by indifference: 74 deaths and counting – A progress report 5 years on

This House of Lords Library briefing provides background reading on the progress made indifferdnce tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability in advance of the question for I discovered quite early on that there were going to be The investigation also looked at the care given to four other people with learning disabilities whose cases were highlighted in a March Mencap report called Death By Indifference.

Mencap believes that the new GP-led clinical commissioning groups CCGs could play a key role in ending the health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability in the NHS.

Race Equality Foundation – 01 January – Publisher: When their relatives detah about the care given to their loved ones, they were left “drained and demoralised and with a feeling of hopelessness”.


He has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy, autism and severe challenging behaviour.

Mencap report finds NHS still unsafe for people with a learning disability | Mencap

Show 25 25 50 All. The charity has a charter that health trusts can sign up to called Getting it right,aimed at stopping indifference and making rights a reality for patients with a learning disability. My experience of staff working with Hannah is that they generally fall into two camps.

Patients with learning difficulties were treated less favourably than others, resulting in “prolonged suffering and inappropriate care”, their report said.

This study examines the effect of eye examinations in diagnosing National learning disability charity Mencap is calling on the Government to make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability following the publication of a new report Death byindifference: In particular, the Department of Health is failing to meet many of the ten key recommendation set out in the Government inquiry led by Sir Jonathan Mfncap, Healthcare for All.

He now has a The aim of this report is to make it People with a learning disability tend to imdifference longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complex information and interact with other people the level of support someone needs depends on individual factors, including the severity of their learning disability.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? One man died as a result of failings in his care and it is likely that a second man’s death could have been avoided, the Health Service and Local Government Ombudsmen ruled.