New Surrey Heartlands CCG video to explain about the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review
Today Surrey Heartlands CCG and partners have launched a video to explain about the national programme Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR).
The LeDeR programme reviews lives and deaths of people with learning disabilities across England.
The video has been made in partnership with Surrey People’s Group who are an advocacy group made up of experts by experience, Proactive Community Ambassadors, Active Prospects and Surrey County Council.
Eileen Clark, Deputy Director for Quality and Nursing at Surrey Heartlands Clinical Commissioning Group said: “ The video, which features people with learning disabilities, aims to tell people about the LeDeR programme and highlight some of their experiences whilst accessing healthcare. In addition, they explain how you can notify the death of someone with a learning disability to the programme. Suggestions are also made on how you can support people with learning disabilities to access services.
The National LeDeR report in 2019 found that people with learning disabilities died sooner than the general population and often face barriers when accessing health care. By reviewing the lives and deaths of people with learning disabilities, the LeDeR programme seeks to reduce health inequalities and prevent premature mortality through identifying areas of good practice and areas that require improvement.