10:30 am, Monday, 8th August 2022

Aspiring actors with SEND needed!

Star in a two minute video that will help other local young people understand the importance of annual health checks for those aged 14 and over!

If you are a young person with a learning disability we want you to participate in a film that will be used in your school PSHE sessions, be included in GP practices, and more.

If you would like more information or to star in the short video then please contact Joanne Nejrup by emailing, joanne.nejrup@nhs.net.

What is an annual health check?

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people.  An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier.

You should have your Annual Health Check even if you are well. This is an important part of self-care. Having your annual health check every year helps you to become confident with the process. This means that you will feel comfortable getting support for your health when you are unwell or in an emergency.

If you are aged 14 and above and have a learning disability that means you need additional support through the process, or to manage your health needs independently, you can get a free annual health check with your GP once a year.

They will develop a health action plan with you that is unique to your needs.

More than 400 local people have not had their annual health check in the last year. Be a part of this exciting promotion to ensure more local young people get their free check.

Get your free annual health check

Learn more about the process for getting young people with a learning disability onto their GP Learning Disability register and getting their annual health check.

Learning disabilities – Annual health checks – NHS (www.nhs.uk)