If you have a learning disability and have joined the learning disability register, you might also be able to have a free Annual Health Check.

What is an Annual Health Check?

An Annual Health Check is done by your doctor once a year. Your doctor will take a closer look at how you are doing – making sure you’re healthy. 

  • It is available for most people aged 14 and older with a learning disability at GP surgeries that offer the service.
  • You don’t need to be ill to get a health check, but you can ask your doctor about anything that is hurting or worrying you.
  • It is a good way to get to know your doctor better, and for them to find out more about you.

Check if you can get a health check by asking your doctor.

Scroll down the page to find out about how you can make sure you get information you can understand from health and social care services with our Accessible Information Standard easy read guide. 

What happens in an Annual Health Check

See the stories of 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. 

Accessible Information Standard

How to get information you can understand from health and social care services

 

Accessible Information Standard - easy read

See our easy read guide to getting information you can understand from health and social care services

Download resource Accessible Information Standard
 

Annual health check - easy read guide

This leaflet tells you what a health check is, how to get a health check, and how to find out more information about health checks.

Download resource Annual health check easy read guide

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