Learning Disability Week 2019 will take place from 17 to 23 June. During the week, we will be aiming to raise awareness of annual health checks.
If you’re over the age of 14 and have a learning disability, you’re eligible for an annual health check.
As they happen once a year, you should have received an invite to your health check within the last 12 months. If you haven't received one, you should contact your GP.
If you did receive an invite, but didn't attend your health check, we'd like to encourage you to rearrange one through your GP practice.
During your annual health check, either a doctor or nurse will assess how healthy you are.
This is important because if anything's wrong then the doctor or nurse can sort it out before it gets worse. They will check things like your height, weight and blood pressure. They will also give you advice on how to stay well.
You can download an Easy Read guide to annual health checks here: click to download the guide
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