An article by Sue Turner, 'Five ways CCGs can improve healthcare for people with learning disabilities', is available from the 'Inside Commissioning' website.
The Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities highlighted the unacceptable situation in which people in this group die, on average, 16 years sooner than people without learning disabilities.
Up to a third of the deaths of people with learning disabilities were from causes that were amenable to good quality healthcare.
The government’s response to the inquiry highlights a number of areas for action but is short on detail about timescales and lacks a sense of urgency.
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