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CQC publishes data on deaths of people with a learning disability        

Supported by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), we 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 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.

This data shows that between 10 April and 15 May this year, 386 people with a learning disability, some of whom may also be autistic, died who were receiving care from services which provide support for people with a learning disability and/or autism. This is a 134% increase in the number death notifications compared to the same period last year

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Please see below link form recent CQC guidance

NHS Volunteer Responders - information for health professionals

CQC have published new guidance for providers on Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines

Inappropriate use of sedative medicines to enforce social distancing guidelines

Visit their website for the latest information on any changes to the way we work during the COVID-19 outbreak, including answers to frequently asked questions from adult social care providers. 

For providers to give feedback on care  for CQC

It is more vital than ever that we hear people’s experiences of care during the COVID-19 emergency, and we have seen a significant drop in people using our Give feedback on care service. 

From June, we’ll be launching a public campaign as part of our Emergency Support Framework to encourage people to feedback on care, working with Healthwatch, Experts by Experience, people who use services and voluntary and community organisations. 

We want to encourage people who use services and those working in health and care to report poor care to give us their insight into what people are actually experiencing during this time. We want to hear about good care too so we can celebrate it and share good practice.

In Mid-May we will be testing some small-scale digital advertising to encourage people to feed back.

Ahead of the campaign starting, please encourage people working in and using your care to share their feedback. We want to hear about all types of experience – whether they’re to do with coronavirus or not.  

 

CQC Useful guidance and updates

NHS England has published measures for people who might be at greatest risk from coronavirus. Guidance (including an easy read version) is available on its website. People who are classed as extremely vulnerable are being asked to register for support.

Accessibility resources to help you communicate about COVID-19

Further information

 11/05/2020 For providers to give feedback on care  for CQC

It is more vital than ever that we hear people’s experiences of care during the COVID-19 emergency, and we have seen a significant drop in people using our Give feedback on care service. 

From June, a public campaign will be launchedas part of our Emergency Support Framework to encourage people to feedback on care, working with Healthwatch, Experts by Experience, people who use services and voluntary and community organisations. 

We want to encourage people who use services and those working in health and care to report poor care to give us their insight into what people are actually experiencing during this time. We want to hear about good care too so we can celebrate it and share good practice.

In Mid-May we will be testing some small-scale digital advertising to encourage people to feed back.

Ahead of the campaign starting, please encourage people working in and using your care to share their feedback. We want to hear about all types of experience – whether they’re to do with coronavirus or not.