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NHS launches world’s first national review of deaths of people with learning disabilities

 

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NHS launches world’s first national review of deaths of people with learning disabilities

NHS England, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and the University of Bristol have announced the world’s first national programme to review – and ultimately reduce – premature deaths of people with learning disabilities.

The three-year project will be the first comprehensive, national review set up to get to the bottom of why people with learning disabilities typically die much earlier than average, and to inform a strategy to reduce this inequality.