What is an Annual Health Check?
Annual health checks are for people with a learning disability who are over 14 years old.
They are done by your doctor or nurse once a year
They help you stay healthy
You don’t need to be ill to get a health check, but you can ask your doctor or nurse about anything that is hurting or worrying you.
It is a good way to get to know your doctor’s surgery better, and for them to find out more about you.
How do I get an Annual Health Check?
You should talk to your doctor’s surgery to see if you can have an Annual Health Check.
What happens in an Annual Health Check?
Watch our video to see people with a learning disability talking about what happens at an Annual Health Check, why it’s important, and what support you can ask for.
Annual Health Check Easy Read
Here’s our Easy Read Easy Read is a way of making written information easier to understand. Pictures are usually added next to the writing. guide with more information about Annual Health Checks.
Time for action!
Make sure you are on the Learning Disability Register The learning disability register is a list of people with a learning disability that the doctor’s surgery looks after. .
Ask your doctor’s surgery if you can have an Annual Health check
Invite someone to your health check if you like
In your Annual Health Check, ask your doctor or nurse to make a health action plan.
Guide for parents, family and carers
This page is for family members, carers and medical professionals. It gives extra information about Annual Health Checks, why they are important, and how you can help someone with a learning disability to get the most out of their Annual Health Check.