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CBF responds to the Confidential Inquiry

The report of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities, published today, reveals shocking findings.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation Chief Executive, Vivien Cooper, says:

“People with learning disabilities are dying unnecessarily – because their illness is not properly investigated or treated. People with severe learning disabilities were even more likely to die prematurely when this could have been avoided if they had received the right treatment.  This is wholly unacceptable – we know how to provide good healthcare support for people with learning disabilities”

The report highlights that many professionals do not adapt services to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, and that their care is fragmented.

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation urges the Government to implement the report recommendations to prevent further avoidable deaths and calls on the National Commissioning Board to immediately set up a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Body.

 

To view the report of the Confidential Inquiry, click here.

For our full press release, click here. 

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