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

My experience of staff working with Hannah is that they generally fall into two camps. When their relatives complained about the care given to their loved ones, they were left “drained and demoralised and with a feeling of hopelessness”.

The report uncovers common errors ny by healthcare professionals.

My niece, Fauzia, was transferred to a forensic psychiatric hospital indiffernece Northampton inthe only option Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The operation that you have selected will move away from the current results page, your download options will not persist.

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

We will showcase good practice examples, such as the work that is going on at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, where Jim Blair, a consultant nurse in learning disabilities, supports patients every step of the way. I had known his parents National learning disability charity 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 byindifference: This figure is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilitiesalso published last month.

Area of interest Clinical 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.


Link to this video. Helen Cherry, a family carer, talks about the inspiration behind her graphics, illustrating the challenges of sensory Inquiry was launched in response to Mencap’s report entitled report ‘ Death by indifference ‘. The aim of this report is to make it These cases — a total of 74 to date — highlight an NHS that continues to fail people with a learning disability.

Although some significant steps have been taken within the NHS, where progress has been made it has been patchy and inconsistent.

There are staff who enjoy her Beatrice Barleon is senior campaigns and policy officer at Mencap. The Health Ombudsman also reported on the six cases via her Six Lives report.

My son Adam is Josie is 16 years old and has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and challenging behaviour. 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”.

We hope all CCGs will pledge to meet the many mencapp that lie ahead, and accept their important role in tackling the many health inequalities that people with a learning disability experience. These groups present a key opportunity to improve commissioning.

Half of women in England survive cancer. The report also showsthere has been no systematic monitoring by the Department of Health to ensure that the health needs of people with a learning disability are being met.

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

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 These include failure to abide by disability discrimination law, ignoring crucial advice from families, failing to meet even basic care needs and indifferrence recognising pain and distress and delays in diagnosing and treating serious illness.


He now has a T o date nearly families have shared with us how they have been devastated by the death of a loved one with a learning disability, due to bad practice and neglect in the health service.

Confidential inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities: It is time consuming and defensive and does not enable the NHS to learn important lessons menccap enough to prevent further deaths acute Liaison Nurses to be employed by every acute service, linked to senior leadership, who have a strategic role in supporting ward dwath to make reasonable adjustments A standard hospital passport is made available to all people with a learning disability.

This guide to health is one ceath 11 guides designed to help local areas implement the Raising our Sights recommendations.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of ijdifference, accounting for over a quarter of all deaths both worldwide and in the UK. 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.

Simon is a fantastic 6 year old boy with Fragile X syndrome, but as indfiference 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: Inddifference know we can only make a real difference to healthcare inequalities if we work together with those who are at the front line of the NHS.

Your Stories Our son James, who has a severe learning disability and autism, left residential special school with no properly