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People with learning disabilities die on average more than 25 years younger than the rest of the population. The death of Sara Ryan's son Connor in NHS care led to today's Learning Disability Mortality Review. She said learning disabilities are now a life limiting condition
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Susan Ninan 4 May 18
Replying to @BBCBreakfast
It’s time we focus on the younger generation with learning disabilities - they have every right to live longer and make a life for themselves in the society!
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Communism but for the Ladies! 🏴⚧ 4 May 18
Replying to @BBCBreakfast
Absolutely but the problem needs context. An economy that impoverishes workers who do not fit its constantly changing demands will all but kill the physically or mentally disabled by its very nature.
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Miss Charlotte Carr 7 May 18
Very proud to be working with @HEE_NEast and to ensure our junior doctors have all the information they need to contribute meaningfully to these vital mortality reviews, benefit from the learning and contribute to ending health inequalities
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Martin Matthews 4 May 18
People with autism have an average lifespan of 54. Maybe we should get our pensions earlier?
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Emma R 5 May 18
That’s so tragic and upsetting.
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Michelle Russell 5 May 18
Frequently the poor cousins in service provision.I was a team leader for children and young people with disabilities.Usually the children with the most complex health needs in the passionate about my work and I miss them all so much.
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Teri Carson 5 May 18
What a Loss to the Service. All because Egos come before Patients. ☘ T x
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Mark Lister 5 May 18
We must ensure equal rights and care for learning disabled people. Give them a POhWERful voice.
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nicholas 6 May 18
Replying to @BBCBreakfast
We also need to mandate GP’s to do the health checks as a moral duty
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