Investigating unavoidable deaths and unequal access to health care
Lesley Russ Lead nurse, Confidential Inquiry, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol
Eric Emerson Co-director, Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory
Anna Marriott Research associate, Norah Fry Research Centre, University of Bristol
Lesley Russ and colleagues outline two new initiatives in England
In March 2010 the government announced two related initiatives to help address the health inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities in England. First, a confidential inquiry into the deaths of people with learning disabilities. Second, a Learning Disabilities Observatory is to be established to collate, disseminate and improve information on the health of people with learning disabilities.
Learning Disability Practice. 14, 1,20-21. doi: 10.7748/ldp2011.02.14.1.20.c8323