Jeremy Hunt walks out of Learning Disabilities Mortality Review

He walked out just seconds before an urgent question on the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) could be tabled.

James McKay
9 May 2018
Learning Disabilities Mortality Review

Jeremy Hunt walked out of Parliment yesterday and refused to answer questions about the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review.

Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, walked out of parliament yesterday only seconds before he was due to answer questions over the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review.


Barbara Keeley, the MP for Worsley and Eccles South and Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Social Care, tabled the urgent question for Jeremy Hunt to make a statement on key concerns raised in the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review that was published earlier this month.


What LeDeR?

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme was 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.

The investigation looked at specific health inequalities and the barriers that prevent people with learning difficulties from accessing appropriate healthcare services.

The report provides 189 learning points or recommendations for service improvement of which the report identities Inter-agency collaboration and communication, awareness of the needs of people with learning disabilities and the understanding and application of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the most significant.

We have approached the Department of Health and Social Care for comment.


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