Major programme launched across Essex for residents with learning disabilities

Health and social care staff across the county have joined together to improve the life chances of people in Essex with a learning disability.

NHS England has nationally commissioned the Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme to understand the circumstances leading to each death. The LeDeR programme was launched across Essex on Friday 1 September 2017, which will ensure a local review is held each time a resident with a learning disability dies. People with a learning disability are four times as likely to die of preventable causes compared with the general population.

GP surgery on Canvey comes out of ‘Special Measures’ and is rated ‘Good’

Third Avenue GP Surgery, Canvey has now been rated good following improvements in the quality of its services, after inspectors returned to check on progress.

The Care Quality Commission had previously identified concerns about the quality of care at Third Avenue following an inspection carried out in November 2015.  Since then, the practice has worked hard to implement an action plan to improve processes and address areas of concern. Following an announced follow-up inspection on 06 June 2017, the practice was rated as good overall.

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