Health and Wellbeing

Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have worse health and healthcare than other people. We want people with a learning disability to have the same treatment as everyone else. Getting an Annual Health Check will help find any problems you may have, so you can get the right care.

You don’t have to be ill to have a health check. If you are aged 14 or over and have a learning disability, your doctor should offer you a health check every year, or you can ask them to provide one. If they say no, ask your local community learning disability team for advice. They should be able to help you access an annual health check.

If you think that you or someone that you care for has a learning disability, but has not been offered an annual health check, please speak to your GP practice to ask to be added to their learning disability register.

Hospital Passport and Guidance

The hospital passport aims to provide important information
about a person’s needs and wishes. It should also include how
they should be cared for when attending the hospital for an
appointment or hospital stay. The passport is not designed to
hold all the information about a person. It should have enough
information to make sure hospital staff are able to communicate
with the person well and help them to feel safe, comfortable, and
understood.

Click here to download the Hospital Passport

Click here to download the Hospital Passport Guidance

There are also several communication boards that can be used to support conversations. These can be downloaded on the links below.

Suzanne and Colleen explain what it is like to receive an Annual Health Check.

In this video, Patrick explains the importance of Annual Health Checks.

Upcoming Events

Browse through the calendar below to see what events we have coming up that you can get involved in.

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