Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme

Salford Clinical Commissioning Group is part of the national Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR), which is commissioned by the Health Quality Improvement Partnership on behalf of NHS England and is led by Bristol University.

The LeDeR programme was established as a result of one of the key recommendations of the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of People with a Learning Disability (CIPOLD – 2003), which found that people with learning disabilities are four times as likely to die of preventable causes compared with the general population.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme aims to help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities for people with learning disabilities in England through local reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities.

From December 2017 all deaths of people (aged 4 and above) with a learning disability who were registered with a Salford GP will be reviewed.

To report a death of a person with a learning disability to the National Mortality Review team you can use this confidential online notification form or telephone: 0300 777 4774 (confidential line available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm).  You do not need anyone else’s permission to report the death.  Anyone can report the death of a person with a learning disability, including family members, friends, Local Authority and NHS Staff.

To find out more about the programme visit www.leder.nhs.uk, or the leaflet below contains further information:

Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR) information for families

Here is a new policy for LeDeR, also in easy read. 

Please read Salford LeDeR Annual Report 2020-21