About the programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is delivered by the University of Bristol. It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.

Work on the LeDeR programme by the University of Bristol commenced in June 2015, initially for three years. The contract has since been extended until the end of May 2019.

A key part of the LeDeR Programme is to support local areas to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities‌. The Programme is developing and rolling out a review process for the deaths of people with learning disabilities, helping to promote and implement the new review process, and providing support to local areas to take forward the lessons learned in the reviews in order to make improvements to service provision. The LeDeR Programme will also collate and share the anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and practice improvements.

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