The Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory is here to keep watch on
We have a website that provides a lot of information.
We are doing a number of projects.
To find the different sorts of information we provide, look at the links at the top of the page.
If you have questions about the team, you may find answers on our page of Frequently Asked Questions.
If you would like to find out more about Public Health England, which we are a part of, you should visit the Public Health England website
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 Noember.
You can see information about the work of the advisory group here terms of reference and the meeting notes.
John Newton talks about the future of the Learning Disabilities observatory
A new research report from Irene Tuffrey-Wijne and colleagues, 'identifying the factors affecting the implementation of strategies to promote a safer environment for patients with learning disabilities in NHS hospitals: a mixed-methods study', looks at the safety of people with learning disabilities in acute hospital settings.
GP practices in England can help support people with learning disabilities by offering annual health checks.
IHaL have published a new report - Health checks for people with learning disabilities in England, 2012/2013. This report presents the most up to date data about health checks.
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.