LeDeR Programme

The Learning Disability Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is delivered by the University of Bristol. It is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England.  Work on the LeDeR programme commenced in June 2015 for an initial three year period.

A key part of the LeDeR programme is to support local areas to review the deaths of people with Learning Disabilities (deaths include from age 4 and above) , helping to promote and implement the new review process, and providing support to local areas to take forward the lessons learned in the reviews in order to make improvements to service provision.  The LeDeR Programme also collate and share anonymised information about the deaths of people with learning disabilities so that common themes, learning points and recommendations can be identified and taken forward into policy and practice improvements.

Read more at leder.nhs.uk

The Local LeDeR Steering Group

The Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead for NHS Wandsworth and Merton CCG is also the Local Area Contact and chairs the Steering group in partnership for co-chairing on a rotational basis with both members from Wandsworth and Merton Local Authorities.

The role of the LeDeR Steering Group is to:

  • View reports of completed reviews presented by the reviewers or Local Area Contact (anonymised)
  • Monitor actions and outcomes
  • Respond to recommendations to improve service provision and reduce likelihood of premature deaths
  • Demonstrate impact of changes
  • Recognise and share best practice and innovation
  • Provide evidence to LeDeR of actions taken (meeting minutes)

The Steering group was reviewed and will be on a quarterly basis.  The group is attended by representatives from adults social care, reviewers, managers of services and practitioners, family/carers representative and advocates, Health representative e.g GPs, psychiatrist in Learning Disabilities services, Child Death Overview Panel members, patient representatives.


Who to contact

Please contact Marino Latour, Designated Safeguarding Adults Lead and Local Area Contact for NHS Wandsworth and Merton CCG, for any information about LeDeR or if you wish to become a reviewer or wish to attend the Steering Group.