Mencap, January 2016
This research finds that 1,238 children and adults die across England every year because they are not getting the right health care. The research is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with a learning disability. The key recommendation from the inquiry team is for the establishment and funding of a National Learning Disability Mortality Review Body in England. This would allow for the continued collection of mortality data for people with a learning disability and investigation of the most serious cases.
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