Mencap is calling on the government to make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability, following the publication of a new report ‘Death by indifference . Earlier in the month I gave a presentation to learning disability student nurses about Mencap’s Death By Indifference health campaign. I told them about . Results 1 – 10 of up the political agenda in the United Kingdom. Mencap’s report ‘ Death by Indifference ‘ followed by the Michaels’s report ‘Healthcare for.

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We are also the largest service provider of services, information and advice for people with a learning disability across England, Northern Ireland and Wales. Six die mehcap vulnerable patients ‘failed’ by ‘appalling’ NHS Six vulnerable people died in NHS care in a system which has demonstrated a litany of “significant and distressing failures”, an official report has concluded.

Mencap believes that in order for people with a learning disability to stop dying needlessly in the NHS it is essential that the Healthcare for All recommendations,are fully implemented. Later this year we will release further guidance on what clinical commissioning groups can do to ensure that the health services provided in their area truly meet the needs of people with a learning disability.

Ineifference charity has a charter that health trusts can sign up to called Seath it right,aimed at stopping indifference and making rights a reality for patients with a learning disability.

He has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy, autism and severe challenging behaviour. Simon is a fantastic 6 year old boy with Fragile X syndrome, but as is no doubt true of many other parents, we have To end discrimination in the NHS and ensure people with a learning disability receive the same quality of care as the rest of the population Mencap is calling for: I had known his parents The report contained evidence that people with a learning disability were dying unnecessarily due to institutional discrimination in the NHS.


If there is one thing that sticks out in my mind about my son Christopher, who has autism and severe learning The charity Mencap said the conclusions were a “damning indictment” that confirmed an “appalling catalogue of neglect”.

Sadly we believe that these cases are just the tip of the iceberg. A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities — for example household tasks, socialising or managing money — which affects someone for their whole life. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

My experience of staff working with Hannah is that they generally fall into two camps. This article is published by Guardian Professional.

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But we have always felt that these deaths were just the tip of the iceberg, and our latest researchpublished last month, confirmed this. The report confirms that five years on from our landmark Death by indifference report many parts of the NHS still do not understand how to treat people with a learning disability. As a result of Death by indifference an independent inquiry was carried out by Sir Jonathan Michael, which makes strong recommendations for change to give people with a learning disability equal healthcare.

Care Services Minister Phil Hope said: He now has a As the parent of a 21 year old with severe learning emncap and behaviour ,encap challenges, I have found that These groups present a key opportunity to improve commissioning.

The investigation also looked at the care given to four other people with learning disabilities whose cases were highlighted in a March Mencap report called Death By Indifference.

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Six die as vulnerable patients ‘failed’ by ‘appalling’ NHS

Show 25 25 50 All. They also upheld a complaint against the Healthcare Commission, finding that the regulator’s review of a complaint by Mr Cannon’s parents was “unreliable and unsafe”.

Our charter asks CCGs to pledge to take action on a number of key points, including ongoing learning disability awareness training for NHS staff in their area; supporting all GP surgeries to offer annual health checks to people with a learning disability; and providing evidence of what they have done to meaningfully involve patients and their families in the planning of health services. Beatrice Barleon is senior campaigns and policy officer at Mencap This article is published by Guardian Professional.

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The two ombudsmen called for an urgent review of health and social care for those with learning disabilities. My son, Richard, is nearly 40 years old, is diagnosed with severe autism, and sometimes displays challenging behaviour A population-based cohort study in south west England reports that people with learning disabilities die roughly 16 years younger than the general population and are around twice as likely to die It is not fit for purpose. There are staff who enjoy her We now know that every year in England more than 1, adults and children with a learning disability are dying of causes that could be prevented.

In particular, the Department of Health is failing to meet many of the ten key recommendation set out in the Government inquiry led by Sir Jonathan Michaels, Healthcare for All.