The Healthcare Commission has said it will review six cases highlighted by learning disability charity Mencap of people with learning disabilities who died from physical illnesses.

Mencap has accused the NHS of institutional discrimination against people with learning disabilities, saying their physical health needs are ignored.

Meanwhile the Department of Health has published its response to a Disability Rights Commission investigation into health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

Read the Mencap report here

Read the Department of Health response here

The Healthcare Commission has said it will review six cases highlighted by learning disability charity Mencap of people with learning disabilities who died from physical illnesses.

Mencap has accused the NHS of institutional discrimination against people with learning disabilities, saying their physical health needs are ignored.

Meanwhile the Department of Health has published its response to a Disability Rights Commission investigation into health inequalities experienced by people with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

Read the Mencap report here

Read the Department of Health response here