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University’s LeDeR team welcomes continued support from NHS from NHS England

6 May 2020

We are delighted that NHS England will continue to support the LeDeR programme at the University of Bristol until May 2021

NHS England’s full statement is available at this link.

Professor Pauline Heslop, the LeDeR’s programme’s lead said: ‘The NHS’s Long Term Plan recognised the importance of LeDeR and so it’s great news the University of Bristol will continue to support the LeDeR for a further year.

LeDeR aims to improve the quality of health and social care services for people with learning disabilities. The impact of Covid19 is being felt everywhere. It’s vital we have the evidence to understand the impact of Covid on all our communities.

And so I’m delighted that we are working with Public Health England to help us better understand the impact of COVID-19 on people with a learning disability. This will help build a picture of how Covid 19 is impacting people with learning disability, autism or both.’

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