LeDeR is short for an NHS programme called ‘Learning from lives and deaths – People with a learning disability and autistic people’.

The LeDeR programme looks to learn from the lives and deaths of people with a Learning Disability or Autism, using this knowledge to improve services and reduce health inequalities. Health inequalities are unfair differences that are seen when someone receives healthcare.

Two members of staff, who are Experts by Experience, sit on the LeDeR Quality Assurance (QA) panel to ensure that the voices of those with lived experiences are heard.

As well as being involved in the QA panel, Inclusion Gloucestershire are also creating an accessible LeDeR bi-monthly newsletter and other Easy Read information resources.

Our Latest Bi-Monthly LeDeR Newsletter

Our Latest LeDeR Annual Report for Gloucestershire

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Easy Read Information Resources 

The LeDeR team have developed the Easy Read resources below to help tell people about the programme, the learning from LeDeR and the support that is available when accessing healthcare.

More resources will be added, so please keep coming back to the page to check.     

About the LeDeR programme in Gloucestershire 2022


This explains how the programme works, the learning themes that come from the reviews and the action from learning.


Aspiration Pneumonia


This explains what Aspiration Pneumonia is, the signs of Aspiration, things that put you at risk of Pneumonia or Aspiration Pneumonia and importantly where to get help.    


Accessing Healthcare in the Community


This explains some of the things that can help when accessing healthcare in the community. 


It would be great to hear your feedback…

If you have any suggestions on how we could improve our bi-monthly LeDeR newsletters or any of our other resources, please contact our LeDeR Project Coordinator, Paul Tyrrell, via email: paul.tyrrell@inclusion-glos.org

Where can I find out more information or report a death to the LeDeR programme?

To find out more information or to report a death to the LeDeR programme, please visit this website: https://www.leder.nhs.uk/

You can also view an Easy Read update on the national LeDeR programme, written by the NHS and the University of Bristol in June 2021. 

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Previous Annual Reports

April 2019 to March 2020

1 January 2017 to 31 March 2019