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£5m to review deaths of people with learning disabilities

The NHS has earmarked £5m to fund reviews to improve care for people with a learning disability.

The world’s first programme to review the deaths of everyone with a learning disability is being expanded to speed up the spread of best practice.

Thousands more reviews will be carried out over the next 12 months, driving local improvements to help save and improve lives.

England’s top doctor Professor Stephen Powis has also written to leading doctors and nurses across the NHS to ensure that a learning disability or Down’s syndrome should never be a reason to issue a “do not resuscitate” order or cause of death certificate.