LeDeR is a service improvement programme for people with a learning disability and autistic people.
Established in 2017 and funded by NHS England, it’s the first of its kind. LeDeR works to:
- improve care for people with a learning disability and autistic people
- reduce health inequalities for people with a learning disability and autistic people
- prevent people with a learning disability and autistic people from early deaths
A LeDeR review looks at key episodes of health and social care the person received that may have been relevant to their overall health outcomes. They look for areas that need improvement and areas of good practice. They use these examples of good practice to share across the country. This helps reduce inequalities in care for people with a learning disability and autistic people. It reduces the number of people dying sooner than they should.
How LeDeR fits with existing local and national reviews of deaths
There are several different review processes for people who die. For example:
- child death review
- safeguarding adults’ review
- review of deaths of people in hospitals
If this is the case, LeDeR will work together with the other review processes to try to avoid unnecessary duplication. Reviewers will make it clear to families where and how the LeDeR process links with other reviews or investigations.
Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Annual Report
The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) is a national programme that aims to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities. The LeDeR Programme reviews the deaths of any person with a learning disability aged four years and over, with the outcomes and recommendations that come from these reviews being used to improve standards and quality of care, locally and nationally.