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7 Nov 2017
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By Yvonne Wells
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DYING TOO SOON

DYING TOO SOON

People with learning disabilities face greater inequalities when attempting to access healthcare. The report by MENCAP ,'Death by Indifference'  (2007)describes  'instuitional  discrimination' within the NHS. A further report by  MENCAP 'Death by Indifference:74 deaths and counting .A progress report 5 year s on' (2012) revealed the shocking  scale of neglect wihtin the NHS. Does the NHS need to  ask:

  • Why are we failing ?
  • What adjustments do we need to make?
  • Do we need to rethink  training standards within the NHS?
  • How do we effectively remove health discrimination?
  • Is it time we use  AAC tools in all NHS settings to make the health journey inclusive?
  • Do we answer the call for a Learning Disability Commissioner to regulate standards across the NHS?
  • Could we proved a  network of 'experts by experience' to support professionals within NHS settings?

Death by Indifference- Mencap(2007)

https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files//2016-06/DBIreport.PDF   file

Death by indifference:74 deaths and counting: a progress report five years on.(2012)

https://www.scie-socialcareonline.org.uk/death-by-indiffernce-74-deaths-and-counting-a-progress-report-five-years-on/r /a11G00000017sp1IAA