Annual Health Checks

Anyone aged 14 or over who is on their GP's learning disability register can have a free health check once a year.  An annual health check helps you stay well by finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

You can ask to go on the learning disability register if you think you have a learning disability. You do not need to be diagnosed with a learning disability to be on the register.  It is a good way to get to know your doctor better, and for them to find out more about you so they can treat you properly if you get ill.

Check with your GP practice if you or the person you care for is on the register.  For more information about annual health checks, visit the NHS website (external link).

To arrange an Annual Health Check call your GP surgery.  If you are not on the disability register and you think you should be, you could make an appointment to do this or write them a brief letter explaining why (there is help to do this on the Mencap website – see below)

Mencap, the UK's national charity for people with learning disabilities, has produced easy read guides and short films about how to receive extra support by joining the learning disability register.

Read Mencap's easy read guides, template letters, and awareness posters (external link).

There is more information the Mencap website (external link).

 

24/09/2021, 11:52:51