The Learning Disabilities Mortality Programme (LeDeR)

The persistence of health inequalities between different population groups has been well documented, including the inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities. Today, people with learning disabilities die, on average, 15-20 years sooner than people in the general population.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme has been established to support local areas, to review the deaths of people with learning disabilities, identify learning from those deaths and take forward the learning into service improvement initiatives. It was implemented at the time of considerable spotlight on the deaths of patients in the NHS and the introduction of the national Learning from Deaths framework in England in 2017. The programme has been developed to review deaths of people with learning disabilities aged 4yrs and over.  Please see information below :

View the LeDeR Programme Leaflet for Professionals pdf here (212 KB)

View the information sheet pdf here (341 KB)

View the Notify a death A4 flyer pdf here (193 KB)

View the LeDeR Process Flowchart pdf here (179 KB)

Please see the following link for frequently asked questions.