Annual Health Checks for Learning Disabilities

People with learning disabilities have poorer physical and mental health than other people and die younger.  Many of these deaths are avoidable and not inevitable, doing Annual Health Checks can identify undetected health conditions early, ensure the appropriateness of ongoing treatments and establish trust and continuity care.

The Royal College of General Practice (RCGP) together with NHS England has produced a toolkit with guidance and resources to help GPs, practice nurses and their wider team to organise and perform quality Annual Health Checks on people with learning disability – visit   http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/health-check-toolkit   or for more information email england.learning.disability@nhs.net