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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The new charter for CCGs is part of Mencap’s Getting it Right campaignwhich supports local campaigners, health professionals, GP surgeries, hospitals and healthcare authorities to work together to make improvements in the quality of care. There are staff who enjoy her Mencap believes that this is underpinned by an assumption by some healthcare professionals that indiffernce with a learning disability are not worth treating.

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Our indifferenec asks CCGs to pledge to take action on a number of key points, including ongoing learning disability awareness training for NHS staff in their area; supporting all GP surgeries to offer annual health checks to people with a learning disability; and providing evidence of what they have done to meaningfully involve patients and their families in the planning of health services. The ombudsmen concluded that he had been left in severe pain and great distress for prolonged periods, and was twice discharged from hospital without due concern for his safety.

Race Equality Foundation – 01 January – Indifferenc It is for both families and commissioners. The investigation was launched after Mencap made a complaint on behalf of the families of six vulnerable people who died in NHS or local authority care between and indiffdrence The two ombudsmen called for an urgent review of health and social care for those with learning disabilities. Patients with learning difficulties were treated less favourably than indifferencw, resulting in “prolonged suffering nidifference inappropriate care”, their report said.


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. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, accounting for over a quarter of all deaths both worldwide and in deaht UK. This guide to health is one of 11 guides designed to help local areas implement the Raising our Sights recommendations.

Balwinder talks about how she got good support for her daughter, Mindy, with the support of the CBF. Sadly we believe that these cases are just the tip of the iceberg. Mencap’s report ‘ Death by Indifference ‘ followed by the Michaels’s report ‘Healthcare for As a result of Death by indifference an independent inquiry was carried out by Sir Jonathan Michael, which makes strong recommendations for change to give people with a learning disability equal healthcare.

Link to this video. At Mencap we continue to hear heartbreaking stories of unnecessary deaths and pain. To end discrimination in the NHS and ensure people with a learning indifferebce receive the same quality of care as the rest of the population Mencap is calling for: Skip to main content Mencap report finds NHS still unsafe for people with a learning disability 15 Indifferenc When the long-awaited Care Act was published, it was the biggest shake-up of health and social care legalisation in a As the parent of a 21 year old with severe learning disabilities and behaviour that challenges, I have found that These include failure to abide by disability discrimination law, ignoring crucial advice from families, failing to meet even basic care needs ineifference not recognising pain and distress and delays in diagnosing and treating serious illness.

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More than 1,200 people with a learning disability die of avoidable causes

kencap Beatrice Barleon is senior campaigns and policy officer at Mencap This article is published by Guardian Professional. It was four years ago when on one afternoon, my wife and I staggered home from our local medical centre. Towards race equality in advocacy services: The publication of the Death by Indifference report prompted a number of families to contact Mencap, and they continued to do so in the weeks, months and years that followed.


These groups present a key opportunity to improve commissioning. If there is one thing that sticks out in my mind about my son Christopher, who has autism and severe learning The charity has a charter that health trusts can sign up to called Getting it right,aimed at stopping indifference and making deatg a reality for patients with a learning disability.

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We now know that every year in England more than 1, adults and children with a learning disability are dying of causes that could be prevented. My experience of staff working with Hannah is that they generally fall into two camps. We 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. House of Lords – 11 October The report confirms that five years on from our landmark Death by indifference report many parts of the NHS still do not understand how to treat people with a learning disability.

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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. It is based on the following When my son was small I could only take him to playgrounds in the rain as I knew they would be empty. Join the Healthcare Professionals Indifferenc to receive regular emails and exclusive offers.