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.
What happens at an annual health check?
People with a learning disability can sometimes find it hard to know when they are unwell, or to tell someone about it. A health check once a year gives people time to talk about anything that is worrying them and means they can get used to going to visit the doctor.
To find out more you can watch an annual health check video from the NHS website.
Who can have an annual health check?
Anyone over the age of 14 with a learning disability, can have an annual health check. Children would usually see a different doctor until they are 14 years old.
How do I get an annual health check?
To have an annual health check your doctor needs to know you have learning disability.
Visit the NHS website for more information.