Too many people with a learning disability are dying earlier than they should, many from things which could have been treated or prevented.

In a LeDeR review, someone who is trained to carry out reviews, usually someone who is clinical or has a social work background, looks at the person’s life and the circumstances that led up to their death and from the information they have, makes recommendations to the local commissioning system about changes that could be made locally to help improve services for other people with a learning disability.

In the below video, two members of the BSW CCG Nursing and Quality Directorate explain a bit more about what the LeDeR process involves, how we act on the outcomes of the process and where the CCG is currently at with the volume of reviews in our region.