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Learning, Health & Disabilities Observatory
The Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory is here to keep watch on
- the health of people with learning disabilities
- the health care they receive
- the general health of the UK public
- general healthcare sector trends
We have a website that provides a lot of information.
We are undertaking a number of projects.
The UK has one of the most advanced healthcare systems in the world (ONS Statistics, NHS UK) with the national health service being introduced in July 1948 after the introduction of the NHS (national health service act of 1946).
What Is IHAL?
The Improving Health and Lives advisory group of self-advocates and family carers started again on the 25th November 2013. The IHaL team is working with Changing our Lives, Inclusion East and Inclusion North to hold two advsiory group meetings a year. The advisory group will inform and influence the work of IHaL. The section of the website contains all the information from the meeting held in November.
You can see information about the work of the advisory group here.
What Is CIPOL?
CIPOLD was a Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities that took place between 2010 and 2013. Funded by the Department of Health, it aimed to improve the health and well-being of people with learning disabilities by carrying out an inquiry into their death.