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Learning Disability Annual Health Checks resource centre

People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people.  An annual health check can improve people’s health by spotting problems earlier. People with a learning disability can sometimes find it hard to know when they are unwell, or to tell someone about it. A health check once a year gives people time to talk about anything that is worrying them and means that they can get used to going to visit the doctor. Anyone over the age of 14 with a learning disability, can have an annual health check.

This web page has been co designed to give Birmingham and Solihull people and families information and to provide GPs and primary care teams helpful resources and guidance to ensure delivery of quality annual health checks to people with learning disabilities. Please click to jump to the relevant section:


Resources for people and families

Useful videos for patients, families and carers



Resources for professionals

This part of the resource centre will guide primary care staff through the learning disability health check cycle. Using the guidance and resource below will help practices ensure both the quality and consistency of uptake and delivery for annual health checks. Three key resources can be found below.

Health check cycle

Additional resources are grouped under four stages of the cycle: prepare, invite, deliver and follow-up.LD AHC cycle graphic




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