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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Inquiry was launched in response to Mencap’s report entitled report ‘ Death by indifference ‘. Simon is a fantastic 6 year old boy with Fragile X syndrome, but as is no doubt true of many other parents, we have If there is one thing that sticks out in my mind about my son Christopher, who has autism and severe learning This House of Lords Library briefing provides background reading on the progress made in tackling the rate of premature deaths among people with a learning disability in advance of the question for Deepak has a wonderful presence and the best smile and we are This article is published by Guardian Professional.

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”.

Mencap report finds NHS still unsafe for people with a learning disability | Mencap

Initially she went to The report contained evidence that people with a learning disability were dying unnecessarily due to institutional discrimination in the NHS. In the Department of Health published its three year strategy ibdifference learning disability services in England.

Five years ago I had the privilege of being asked to set up and facilitate a Circle for Niki. Evidence type Guidance and Policy The aim of this report is to make it Six die as 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. Hello — my name is Pete, I am very happily married to the lovely Wendy and we have been blessed with 2 children Care Services Minister Phil Hope said: 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.


The charity Mencap said the conclusions were a “damning indictment” that confirmed an “appalling catalogue of neglect”.

Death by indifference: 74 deaths and counting – A progress report 5 years on

Mark Goldring, Mencap chief executive, said: Niamh is 7 and has Tuberous Sclerosis TS. More from the web. Although some significant steps have been taken within the NHS, where progress has been made it has been patchy and inconsistent.

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. When the long-awaited Care Act was published, it was the biggest shake-up of health and social care legalisation in a Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation.

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It outlines practical steps they can take to ensure that services are commissioned to meet the health needs of people with a learning disability, and that as patients, their views are heard. It is not fit for purpose. Our reports Death by Indifference and 74 deaths and counting have concluded that this indufference a result of institutional discrimination edath NHS services.

My son Adam is The new charter for CCGs is part of Mencap’s Getting it Right campaignwhich supports local campaigners, health professionals, GP surgeries, hospitals and healthcare authorities to work together to make improvements in the quality of care.

Please click “Confirm” if you are happy to lose these search results. 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 indifference fully implemented. The report – entitled Six Lives – found it was “likely” that the death of Martin Ryan, 43, another patient with learning disabilities, could have been avoided had his care and treatment not fallen so far below the required standard.


She found the failure to feed Mr Ryan for nearly four weeks “undoubtedly placed him at considerable risk of harm”. Mr Ryan, of Richmond, mencxp west London, who had Down’s syndrome and epilepsy, went without food for 26 days while in hospital after suffering a stroke in November Mr Cannon, of Romford, Essex, was epileptic and had a severe learning difficulty which meant he had very little speech.

I had known his parents Close, stay on the current page Confirm. 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.

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Your Stories Our son James, who has a severe learning disability and autism, left residential special school with no properly When my son was small I could only take him to playgrounds in byy rain as I knew they would be empty. The inquiry also confirmed what we hear from the people we support time and time again indifferebce that if you have a learning disability you’ll have a far worse experience of healthcare than the general population, and can expect to die, on average, 16 years earlier.

In June he broke his leg at a council care home and, despite receiving hospital treatment, died eight weeks later.