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NHS Choices – Learning Disabilities, Annual Health Checks

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case.

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

You do not have to be ill to have a health check – in fact, most people have their annual health check when they’re feeling well.

If you’re worried about seeing a doctor, or there’s anything they can do to make your visit better, let the doctor or nurse know. They’ll help make sure it goes well for you.

Watch this film about annual health checks for people with a learning disability.

Please click the link below for further information on Annual Health Checks for adults and young people with learning disabilities and other related information such as transition planning, assessing your health needs and going into hospital with a learning disability.

https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Childrenwithalearningdisability/Pages/AnnualHealthChecks.aspx

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