Learning Disabilities Mortality Review

2020/21 Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Annual Report


NHS Wakefield CCG has written the second LeDeR annual report.

LeDeR is about stopping people with a learning disability from dying earlier than they should.

The annual report is about deaths in Wakefield that have been reported to the LeDeR programme during 2020/21.

What we learnt

  • Within the Wakefield district 20 deaths were notified to the programme in 2020/21.
  • The majority of cases were male (60%) - this is higher than nationally at 57%.
  • For people with a learning disability the average* age of death was 67.5 years old.
  • Women with a learning disability died on average at 62 years old.
  • Men with a learning disability died on average at 69 years old.
  • All the people whose deaths were reviewed were white - this is higher than nationally at 92%.
  • There was a rise in deaths during Spring and Summer 2020 – this reflects the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • From the 20 individuals, 12 died in hospital - this compares similar to the national picture.
  • The most common confirmed cause of death for people with a learning disability was pneumonia and coronarvirus/Covid-19. Both these diseases are when you have a problem with your lungs and breathing.
  • 84% of completed reviews concluded that people with learning disabilities received care that was satisfactory, good or excellent.
  • All reviews showed people’s health and wellbeing had been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

*average = median average

Full annual report. (Please note: this link opens a Microsoft PowerPoint document and the report may not be accessible using screen reader technology. To request information in an accessible format, please contact wakccg.Contactus@nhs.net

Easy read summary of the report. (this link opens a Microsoft Word document)


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