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Annual Health Checks


People with a learning disability are entitled to an annual health check with their GP.

 Aims of the annual health check:

  • It checks key health indicators of young people and adults aged 14 and over with moderate to severe learning disability.
  • Strengthens the relationship between the practice and the patient with LD and their family or paid carer
  • Enables prevention and early intervention by signposting to relevant health services
  • Helps to put individuals and their families more in control of their health improvement.
  • Lead to the development of a health action plan which includes the health need, the action to be taken, who will help the person do it and the date when the plan will be reviewed

Inclusion Information

Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty

Other Details

Age Range
14 years to

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type

General Extended Local Offer Response

Do you operate a waiting list? 
Waiting list details 

Standard GP appointment arrangements.

Staffing arrangements 
Staff able to use alternative communication methods
Staff training to support children/young people with SEND 

GP practices are required to make reasonable adjustment by law to ensure access to their services.

Communicating with service users details 

Range of methods according to GPs.

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