Mortality review

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. We know that we need to understand why so that we can make a difference to people’s lives.

One way we are doing this is by looking at why people die. This is sometimes called the learning disabilities mortality review or LeDeR for short. This kind of review has never happened before anywhere in the world.

To help this programme make the most difference we need to know about as many deaths of people with a learning disability, autism or both as possible.

Reporting the death of a person with learning disabilities

Anyone can tell us about a death by filling in our easy online form or calling 0300 777 4774.

The University of Bristol will then tell somebody in your local area who will look at what happened in more detail.

The programme is managed for us by the Norah Fry Research Centre at the University of Bristol, under contract to the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP).

For more information and latest news on the programme visit the University of Bristol’s website, email or call 0117 331 0686.