People with learning disabilities often experience additional physical health conditions and/or mental ill health and die much sooner than the general population, often from a range of preventable and avoidable conditions

It is sometimes difficult for a person with a learning disability to express pain, discomfort or a general feeling of being unwell, which can lead to delays in diagnosis and treatment

A Learning Disability Annual Health Check is available to all people on the Learning Disability Register aged 14 and above.

Having a Learning Disability Annual Health Check is a good way to:

  • Get to know the doctor/nurse better and build relationships
  • Discuss worries and concerns before they get worse
  • Share ideas and learn about living a healthy lifestyle
  • Spot any problems early and provide treatment

For more information about having a Learning Disability Health Check, please contact your GP surgery or Mandy Anderton at amanda.anderton@nca.nhs.uk.

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Find out more about the Learning Disability Health Check in the below video: