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CQC publishes data on deaths of people with a learning disability

Supported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have completed a targeted piece of analysis to better understand the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on people with a learning disability, some of whom may be autistic, and how the number of deaths during this period compares to the number of deaths last year.

This analysis looked at all deaths notified to CQC between 10 April and 15 May 2020 from providers registered with CQC who provide care to people with a learning disability and/or autism (including providers of adult social care, independent hospitals and in the community) and where the person who died was indicated to have a learning disability on the death notification form.

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Also: Innovation and inspiration - how providers are responding to COVID-19

Health and care providers from all sectors have shared examples with CQC showing how they have innovated and adapted working practices to respond to the challenges of dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19).

The short examples, from small home care agencies to large acute hospitals, are also a celebration of the dedication and resourcefulness of health and care providers and staff. Click here to read more.