BMJ Blog: Preventing avoidable deaths of people with a learning disability: Is LeDeR enough?

People with a learning disability die on average 16 years younger than people without a learning disability. It is estimated that 1,200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in the NHS each year. Shocking as these statistics are, we have known about the premature mortality and the significant health inequalities faced by people with a learning disability for over two decades. But who has responded and what has been done?

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