Learning Disability: Coronavirus:Written question - 57097


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Asked on: 09 June 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Learning Disability: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implication for his policies of the Care Quality Commission's published data of 2 June 2020 in relation to deaths of people with a learning disability as a result of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by: Helen Whately
Answered on: 02 July 2020
Holding answer received on 15 June 2020

Since the start of this outbreak we have been working closely with the sector and public health experts to put in place guidance and support for adult social care, including for people with learning disabilities.

We have commissioned Public Health England to undertake a thorough analysis of the numbers of deaths of people with a learning disability. This will draw on data published by NHS England and the Care Quality Commission to give as complete a picture of the impact of COVID-19 on this group of people as possible.

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