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 email@example.com.
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Find out more about the Learning Disability Health Check in the below video: