Health partnership announces package of measures to reduce learning disability inequality in West Yorkshire – Yorkshire Evening Post

Dr Sara Munro, CEO Lead for West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism; and CEO for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Inequalities stem from barriers to accessing effective health care, the partnership said.

The latest national Learning Disability Premature Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme report from the University of Bristol, June 2021 has highlighted that people with a learning disability still die much younger than the rest of the population and are three times more likely to die from causes that could have been avoided.

The partnership is “responsive to improving the health inequalities” faced by those with learning disabilities in West Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

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