The Minister of State, Department of Health (Mr Paul Burstow) announced to Parliament today (4th March) that the Department of Health will continue to support IHaL for a further two years. This includes both the learning disabilities public health observatory and the Confidential Inquiry into premature and avoidable deaths of people with learning disabilities.
The full statement is here
The decision was based partly on a review of our first years work. You can download the report we prepared for this review (our Interim Report) here:
LD-PHO Interim Report Final V2