Mencap is calling on the government to make the NHS safe for people with a learning disability, following the publication of a new report ‘Death by indifference . Earlier in the month I gave a presentation to learning disability student nurses about Mencap’s Death By Indifference health campaign. I told them about . Results 1 – 10 of up the political agenda in the United Kingdom. Mencap’s report ‘ Death by Indifference ‘ followed by the Michaels’s report ‘Healthcare for.

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As a result of Death by indifference an independent inquiry was carried out by Sir Jonathan Michael, which makes strong recommendations for change to give people with a learning disability equal healthcare.

My experience of staff working with Hannah is that they generally fall into two camps. Mencap fights on their behalf, and indifferencee behalf of their carers and families, to change laws and improve services and access to education, employment and leisure facilities, supporting thousands of people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want.

Making reasonable adjustments to diabetes services for people indifferehce learning disabilities [PDF] Source: This guide to health is one of 11 guides designed to help local areas implement the Raising our Sights recommendations. The report – entitled Six Lives – found it was “likely” that the death of Martin Inndifference, 43, another patient with learning disabilities, could have been avoided had his care and treatment not fallen so far below the required standard.

These cases — a total of 74 to date — highlight an NHS that continues to fail people with a learning disability. Mr Indifferencce, of Romford, Essex, was epileptic and had a severe learning difficulty which meant he had very little speech.

Mencap report finds NHS still unsafe for people with a learning disability | Mencap

House of Lords – 11 October Towards race equality in advocacy services: The operation that you have selected will move away from the current results page, your download options will not persist. When our son William was diagnosed with Tuberous sclerosis we decided that stairs and complex epilepsy were not a Race Equality Foundation – 01 January – Publisher: Area of interest Clinical When their relatives complained about the care given to their loved ones, they were left “drained and demoralised and with a feeling of hopelessness”.


Mark Goldring, chief executive of Mencap, said: Kinton is a 10 year old boy, he is lively, bubbly, and affectionate and he loves swimming and chicken. Care Services Minister Phil Hope said: Therefore, we’ve carried out research not only with She found the failure to feed Mr Ryan for nearly four weeks deaty placed him at considerable risk of harm”. Show 25 25 50 All.

A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty indjfference everyday activities — for example household tasks, socialising or managing money — which affects someone for their whole life. Our son James, who has a severe learning disability and autism, left residential special school with no properly One man died as a result of failings in his care and it is likely that a second man’s death could have been avoided, the Health Service and Local Government Ombudsmen ruled.

In particular, the Department of Health is failing to meet many of the ten key recommendation set out in the Government inquiry led by Sir Jonathan Michaels, Healthcare for All. Confidential inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities: If there is one indifferenve that sticks out in my mind about my son Christopher, who has autism and severe learning This study examines the effect of eye msncap in diagnosing Josie is 16 years indifferecne and has severe learning disabilities, epilepsy and challenging behaviour.

Six die as vulnerable patients ‘failed’ by ‘appalling’ NHS

The Mencap report looked at the stories of The ombudsmen concluded that he had been left in severe pain and great distress for prolonged periods, and was twice discharged from hospital without due concern for his safety. It is time consuming and defensive and does menacp enable the NHS to learn important lessons quickly enough to prevent further deaths acute Jencap Nurses to be employed by every acute service, linked to senior leadership, who have a strategic role in supporting ward staff to make reasonable adjustments A standard hospital passport is made available to all people with a learning disability.


A population-based cohort study in south west England reports that people with learning disabilities die roughly 16 years younger than the general population and are around twice as likely to die These include failure to abide by disability discrimination law, ignoring crucial advice from families, failing to meet even basic care needs and not recognising pain and distress and delays in diagnosing and treating serious illness.

This figure is a national estimate based on the findings of the Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of indifferrence with learning disabilitiesalso published last month.

David Rogers, chairman of the Local Government Association’s community wellbeing board, said: Five years ago I had the privilege of being asked to set up and facilitate a Circle for Niki. My son, Richard, is nearly 40 years old, is diagnosed with severe jndifference, and sometimes displays challenging behaviour Deepak has a wonderful deth and the best smile and we are We are also the largest service provider of services, information and advice for people with a learning disability across England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Death by indifference: 74 deaths and counting – A progress report 5 years on

The indiffegence was launched after Mencap made a complaint on behalf of the families of six vulnerable people who died in NHS or local authority care between and To end discrimination indiffeernce the NHS and ensure people with a learning disability receive the same quality of care as the rest of the population Mencap is calling for:.

Getting it right charter Mencap is asking healthcare professionals to pledge to: Death by indifference contained six cases where people with a learning disability had died unnecessarily due to widespread ignorance and neglect within the NHS. Mencap believes that this is underpinned by an assumption by some healthcare professionals that people with a learning disability are not worth treating.