12:28 pm, Tuesday, 30th August 2022
Get your free 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.
If you have a learning disability you will be asked at your EHCP or social care review if you are on your GP’s learning disability register and if you have had your annual health check.
It is important that everyone over the age of 14 who is on their doctor’s learning disability register has an annual health check.
Who should have one?
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.
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.
More than 400 local people have not had their annual health check in the last year. Please contact your GP.
We are trying to reach people who may not be aware of the health checks or did not attend when they were invited by their GP. Please get in touch with us so that we can understand your experience and journey.
We are also looking for young people that would like to help us promote the health checks and feature in a short film and parent/carers to help us develop information about the annual health checks.
If you would like to help us improve local services for everyone who uses them then please contact: Angie.Kershaw1@nhs.net.