Reviewing the deaths of people facing multiple disadvantage.

August 02, 2021

People experiencing multiple disadvantage are at a higher risk of premature death than the general population. Despite this, there remains a limited focus, both locally and nationally, on investigating and reviewing premature deaths when they occur. This briefing encourages local areas to review all premature deaths of people facing multiple disadvantage and calls on national government to require this and to collate learning from reviews to inform policy decisions. It highlights the benefits that reviews can bring and the methods and processes that can be adopted to improve current practices and minimise future loss of life.