Learning Disability Health Check


Learning Disability Health Check

People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This doesn’t need to be the case.

An annual health check is for adults and young people aged 14 or above with learning disabilities who need more health support and who may otherwise have health conditions that go undetected. 

People with learning disabilities often have difficulty in recognising illness, communicating their needs and using health services.

Research shows that regular health checks for people with learning disabilities often uncover treatable health conditions.

Most of these are simple to treat and make the person feel better, while sometimes serious illnesses such as cancer are found at an early stage when they can be treated.

You will be invited to an annual check if you are already registered with us, for more information please ask a member of staff, and they will be happy to assist you.

The form below may also help. Click on it to save / print.

If you are on the Learning Disability Register we will invite you for an annual health review with a doctor or sometimes you may see a nurse.

This review takes about 30 minutes and during the the consultation the doctor will check your weight, your height, your eyes, what you eat, if you are feeling happy or sad, look at your chect and tummy, or they might want to check your wee.

If you would like to know more about this Click here: WHAT A HEALTH CHECK IS?