The information on this page has been collated by the Trust's Library and Knowledge Service to provide you with access to information that you may find useful in supporting you in your role.

National Quality Board – National Guidance on Learning from Deaths

A framework for NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts on Identifying, Reporting, Investigating and Learning from Deaths in Care.

NHS England - Learning from deaths: Guidance for NHS trusts on working with bereaved families and carers

The learning from deaths national guidance is for NHS providers working with bereaved families and carers. It advises trusts on how they should support, communicate and engage with families following a death of someone in their care.

CQC – Learning from Deaths

A review of the first year of NHS trusts implementing the national guidance

NHS Improvement – Learning from Deaths. Helping providers to learn from deaths that occur in their care

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review aims to support improvements in the quality of health and social care service delivery for people with learning disabilities and to help reduce premature mortality and health inequalities for people with learning disabilities. A link on their website has a number of useful resources, including how to break bad news to someone with a learning disability.

Books Beyond Words has a series of books called When Someone Dies which are designed to help someone with a learning disability understand bereavement.

Mencap's 2012 report Death By Indifference : 74 Deaths and Counting

Dimensions: Dying to matter: a guide for families following the death of someone with LD

Victim Support – Homicide Service

Louise Casey Review into the needs of families bereaved by homicide.

Victims Commissioner Report – Victims of mentally disordered offenders