Tracy Taylor signs up as a Mencap Treat Me Well Champion
The average life expectancy for women with a learning disability is 30 years shorter than the rest of the population. 1,200 people with a learning disability are estimated to die avoidably each year.
In response to these statistics, Tracy Taylor, NUH's Chief Executive, has signed up as a Mencap Treat Me Well Champion, joining 2,000 fellow healthcare professionals across the UK.
The Treat Me Well Champion initiative aims to link Mencap with healthcare professionals, transforming how the NHS treats people with a learning disability in hospital. Evidence shows that simple, reasonable adjustments to care can make a big difference to people with a learning disability.
More information about the Treat Me Well Champion initiative will be circulated as the campaign gets underway.