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The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is delivered by the University of Bristol. It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.

A key part of the LeDeR Programme is to support local areas to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities‌. The Programme is developing and rolling out a review process for the deaths of people with learning disabilities, helping to promote and implement the new review process, and providing support to local areas to take forward the lessons learned in the reviews in order to make improvements to service provision. The LeDeR Programme will also collate and share the anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and practice improvements.

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Safeguarding Adults Board has a local LeDeR steering group which meets quarterly to discuss learning from cases – to find out how to notify a death and to access the national programme go to:

The website has lots of useful information and leaflets, including:

Questions people ask us

Here is information on the questions LeDeR often get asked about.

Questions people ask us (PDF, 541kB)

Programme Information Sheet (easy read)

Easy read programme information sheet (PDF, 770kB)

Information for family carers

Programme leaflet for families (PDF, 212kB)

Annual reports

LeDeR annual report 2016-2017 (PDF, 2,443kB)

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